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White Ribbons Against Genocide Denial

Human rights activists in Bosnia-Herzegovina and around the world have declared May 31 a day of solidarity with the people of the Bosnian town of Prijedor, who have been prevented from remembering victims of ethnic cleansing during the war 20 years ago.

The organizers called for people to wear white ribbons to declare their opposition to the denial of genocide after the families of Bosnian Muslims and Croats killed in the area were denied a public memorial last week by the town's current mayor, Marko Pavic.

Pavic said such an event would "undermine the town's reputation." He rejected the use of the term "genocide" by victims groups and said they had politicized the commemoration.

During the war, Prijedor's ethnic Serbian authorities forced the non-Serbian residents to put white flags on their houses and wear white ribbons when leaving home.

Over 3,000 Bosnian Muslims and Croats died in the area in northwestern Bosnia during the war, including about 250 women and 100 children.

The former head of the Prijedor district, Milomir Stakic, was sentenced to 40 years in prison in The Hague in 2003 for crimes in the area.
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by: Gimme A. Break from: Somewhere
May 31, 2012 17:06
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by: varlin from: california
May 31, 2012 22:02
hey gimme a. break, are you also a holocaust denier? pull your head out of your guzica - at least 8000 were killed at or near srebrenica. this is a fact accepted by the united nations, the united states, the european community, and everyone else who is sane. where does that leave you? until you figure that out, quit peddling racist nonsense.
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by: Frank
June 01, 2012 16:30
How were they killed?

Some summarily executed (war crime), others as "collateral damage" (something others have done) and others as armed combatants.

Never mind the killings done by nationalist non-Serbs.

The word "genocide" is being propagandistically used.
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by: Mick from: Melbourne
June 06, 2012 00:04
I agree with Frank it wasnt an act of genocide. What ever happening to the Bosnian muslim forces that were defending Srebrenica? How many soldiers were killed? Why and how did Srebrenica happen? NO body asks these questions because of the current political scene.
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by: William from: Aragon
May 31, 2012 22:57
Hello Gimme A. Break. There are other websites that believe the war was a result of Islamist and Jewish fanatics getting together to initiate it - you will have to make up your own mind how much reliability you place on any of these un-cross-examined "sources".

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