Sunday, October 21, 2007


SREBRENICA, Bosnia (October 21,2007) - A group of former Dutch UN soldiers, who served in peace keeping forces in the eastern Bosnian town of Srebrenica in July 1995,when up to 10,000 Bosnian civilians were mass murdered by the genocidal Serbian aggressor, have been prevented by the genocide victims' families from visiting the Genocide Memorial Centre in Potocari near Srebrenica and laying wreaths there.

The twelve visiting former Dutch UN soldiers had a stormy meeting with the families of the genocide victims from Srebrenica, but the meeting was disrupted after they failed to give clear answers to the families’ questions on why they didn’t prevent the genocide.

In July 1995, a Dutch battalion assigned to protect Srebrenica (a U.N.-declared "safe haven" in eastern Bosnia) did absolutely nothing and stood by as the genocidal Serbian aggressor mass murdered thousands of Bosnian civilians.

The genocide survivors have sued the Dutch government for a billion dollars in damages for participating in the genocide in Bosnia by failing to prevent it.

The genocidal Serbian aggressor had overrun the Bosnian town of Srebrenica in July 1995, which had been declared a safe haven by the United Nations two years earlier. The Dutch peacekeepers did not fire a single shot in defense, and the UN did not respond to the Dutch commander's calls for air support.

The Bosnian civilians from Srebrenica fled to the UN compound seeking protection, but most of them were not allowed in. The genocidal Serbian aggressor's soldiers later separated the Bosnian men and boys from the women and mass murdered them as the Dutch UN soldiers stood by.

The Dutch government resigned in April 2002 in a scandal over its role in the genocide in Bosnia.Over 2,000 genocide victims have been buried so far in the Genocide Memorial Center in Potocari near Srebrenica. Mass graves are still being excavated.

“We will under no circumstances allow them (the Dutch) to go to the Genocide Memorial Centre, because they don’t deserve it,” Munira Subasic, president of Srebrenica mother’s association said.

The International Court of Justice (ICJ) ruled in February 2007 that the paramilitary formations of the Serbians living in Bosnia (VRS) had committed genocide in Srebrenica in July 1995.

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