Bosnia and Herzegovina: Thousands march in honour of Srebrenica victims

An annual march in memory of the victims of the 1995 Srebrenica massacre attracted thousands of participants from around the world, who set off on the three-day march in the town of Nezuk on Monday. Participants will march a total distance of approximately 100 kilometres (62 miles) along the same forest route that thousands of Bosniaks used to flee from Bosnian Serb forces during the events of... Еще the Bosnian War. Nedim Redzovic, a 16-year-old participant in the march, emphasised the importance of not letting the massacre be forgotten. “We testify today that the genocide occurred. Our primary goal is not to be lost to oblivion. But we must not allow ourselves, at least among us younger generations, to hold on to this hatred,” he said. The walk will come to an end in a cemetery in Potocari, where a ceremony will be held for some of the victims. Over 8,000 Bosniak men and boys were murdered and thousands of women and girls were sexually assaulted and tortured when units of the Bosnian Serb Army of Republika Srpska overran the UN ‘safe area’ of Srebrenica in July 1995.

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