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Bosnia: World Islamic Body Appeals For International Support

Jakarta, Indonesia; 13 December 1996 (RFE/RL) - The Organization of the Islamic Conference (OIC) said today the Dayton peace accords on Bosnia-Herzegovina are in jeopardy and immediate international action is necessary.

The OIC says it has received what it terms "an alarming message from the highest authorities of the Bosnian people that the spirit and the letter of the Dayton peace agreement have been put in jeopardy."

The OIC did not go into detail on tht point. But at the close of its foreign ministerial conference in Jakarta, it issued an appeal to the international community to defend the Dayton accords and immediately arrest all indicted war criminals "for the sake of humanity, justice and democracy."

In the words of the OIC appeal, the world "must never forget the massacre in Srebrenica, the strangulation of Sarejevo, the killing of 200,000 Bosnians, and the brutal aggression and genocide against the people of Bosnia and Herzegovina."