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Bosnia Marks Srebrenica Massacre Anniversary

  • The cemetery at the memorial center in Potocari, near Srebrenica
  • A woman mourns over the coffin of a loved one.
  • Graves are dug for the reburials.
  • Officials and dignitaries gather for the memorial ceremony.
By RFE/RL's Balkan Service

Several thousand people have gathered in Srebrenica for the 19th anniversary of the massacre of some 8,000 Muslim men and boys by Bosnian Serb forces during the country's 1992-95 war.

A total of 175 newly identified massacre victims will be laid to rest after a commemoration ceremony held at the Potocari cemetery outside Srebrenica.

So far, the remains of 6,066 people have been exhumed from mass graves and reburied at Potocari.

The massacre in Srebrenica on July 11, 1995, has been labeled as genocide by two international courts.

Meanwhile, Nils Muiznieks, the Council of Europe's commissioner for human rights, has called for a prompt investigation of a July 8 incident in which members of Women In Black, a worldwide network of women opposed to war and violence, was attacked in the town of Valjevo during a commemoration of the Srebrenica massacre.

Dženaza i ukop 175 žrtava genocidai
July 11, 2014
U Memorijalnom centru Potočari u petak je klanjana dženaza i obavljen ukop posmrtnih ostataka još 175 žrtava genocida počinjenog u julu 1995. godine u Srebrenici, zaštićenoj zoni UN-a. Najmlađa žrtva imala je 14 godina, a najstarija 79. RSE/Video, 11. juli, Marija Arnautović i Selma Boračić

WATCH: Video of the ceremony from RFE/RL's Balkan Service

With reporting by AFP

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