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Serb President To Attend Bosnian Massacre Anniversary

20 June 2005 -- The office of Serbian President Boris Tadic today said he will attend the 10th anniversary of the massacre of Bosnian Muslims by Serbian troops in Srebrenica.

The official commemorations of the death of about 8,000 Muslim men and boys -- Europe's worst massacre of civilians since World War II -- will be held on 11 July in the eastern Bosnian town of Potocari, near Srebrenica.

However, a group of women whose sons and husbands were killed in the 1995 massacre have said Tadic and other Serbian officials are not welcome as long as wartime Bosnian Serb leader Radovan Karadzic and former military commander Rako Mladic, who allegedly masterminded the killings, are not brought to justice.

Karadzic and Mladic have both been indicted in absentia for genocide by the UN war crimes tribunal in The Hague, Netherlands.


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