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Srebrenica: Serbian Prime Minister hit in the head by a stone-throwing

Le premier ministre Aleksandar Vucic a dû quitter les lieux à la hâte après avoir essuyé des jets de pierre.

The Prime Minister Aleksandar Vucic had to leave in a hurry after wiping stoned Photo credit:. DIMITAR DILKOFF / AFP

VIDEO – Aleksandar Vucic was forced to leave the ceremony commemorating the massacre by Serb forces of 8,000 Bosnian Muslim men and boys in July 1995. The Minister of the Serbian interior speaks of an “assassination attempt”

He had warned he would not attend the ceremonies if the massacre was described as “genocide” by the UN Security Council initiative to which Russia vetoed this week. “Look at him (Vucic) and see the thousands of graves,” exclaimed Hamida Dzanovic, came to bury two bones whose DNA analysis have recently established that they came from the body of her husband. “He is not ashamed to say it was not genocide? He is not ashamed to come here? “She asked.

” Genocide “. A term still controversial

Abandoned late the Bosnian war (1992-1995) by the UN peacekeepers who were protecting, 8000 male Muslim men and boys were executed by Bosnian Serb forces in five days in July 1995. Their bodies were thrown into mass graves to be exhumed then a few months later and scattered in smaller graves in order to cover up the crimes. Today, there are still a thousand victims regain.

Many Serbs, whose country militarily and financially supported the Bosnian Serbs during the conflict, still refuse today to talk about genocide, a term used by the Tribunal for the former Yugoslavia (ICTY) . They prefer to speak of “serious crime”. Last month, Milorad Dodik, the president of the Serbian Republic of Bosnia, one of three entities that make up Bosnia and Herzegovina, called the massacre “the greatest hoax of the 20th century.” On Friday, Russia expressed hope that officials Srebrenica massacre are brought to justice and tried. The suspected instigators of the massacre, former Bosnian Serb President Radovan Karadzic and his military commander Ratko Mladic, are still on trial before the ICTY (International Criminal Tribunal for the former Yugoslavia) in The Hague.

Des personnes prient devant les tombes au centre mémorial de Potocari, près de Srebrenica le 11 juillet 2015. 136 victimes récemment identifiées y ont été enterrées lors des cérémonies de commémoration, 20 ans après le génocide.

People pray at the graves at the Potocari memorial center near Srebrenica on July 11, 2015. 136 recently identified victims were buried there during commemoration ceremonies, 20 years after the genocide Photo credit:. ANTONIO Bronic / REUTERS

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