Wednesday, October 24, 2007


SREBRENICA, Bosnia (October 24,2007) – The International Community's High Representative in Bosnia Miroslav Lajcak visited yesterday the Genocide Memorial Centre in Potocari near Srebrenica.

“The terrible crime of genocide took place here. It is very important that the centre does not fall into oblivion and that the place should serve as a warning that such a terrible event never again happens”, Lajcak said.

”Our job will finish once the last victim of the terrible event is found and once the people who had ordered this crime are brought to justice. We have done a lot but it is not enough. Justice is slow but it can be reached”, Lajcak said having placed a wreath to the Genocide Memorial.

Up to 10,000 Bosnian civilians were mass murderd by the genocidal Serbian aggressor on July 11, 1995, and over next several days in the eastern Bosnian town of Srebrenica. It was the worst mass murder in Europe since World War II. Every year, more genocide victims' bodies are found in many mass graves around Srebrenica. DNA tests and other forensic methods have led to the identification and burial of more 2.907 genocide victims from Srebrenica so far.

At the meeting with mothers of Srebrenica, Lajcak stated that the International Community has taken certain steps towards Srebrenica and added that Srebrenica deserves to be one of Bosnia’s top priorities.

Commenting the latest events in Bosnia and demands of the political parties of the Serbians living in Bosnia to annul the Bonn Powers, Lajcak said that “the Bonn Powers are here. I have been trying to use them for the benefit of all Bosnian citizens and I will continue doing so.”

The International Community's High Representative in Bosnia had a meting with the municipality officials and discussed the projects that are to be implemented in the sector of reconstruction and economic recovery of Srebrenica.

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