Srebrenica survivors mark 10th anniversary of killings; suspects still at large

[JURIST] Relatives and survivors of the Srebrenica massacre [Wikipedia backgrounder] mourned as more than six hundred coffins containing newly-identified remains recovered from mass graves were interred in the town cemetary Monday, the 10th anniversary of the beginning of the 1995 killings. As many as 50,000 attended the burials, including former American diplomat Richard Holbrooke [Wikipedia profile], who helped negotiate an end to the Bosnian conflict. President Judge Theodor Meron of the International Criminal Tribunal for the former Yugoslavia [JURIST news archive] addressed the crowd [full text]. About 2,000 funerals have now been held for Srebrenica victims, with over 7,000 sets of remains awaiting DNA identification. Estimates put the total number of victims at 8,000. Multiple arrests and criminal proceedings [JURIST news archive; International Criminal Tribunal for the Former Yugoslavia case files] have resulted from the massacre, but its primary perpetrators, Bosnian Serb General Ratko Mladic [JURIST news archive] and former Bosnia Serb leader Radovan Karadzic [JURIST news archive], both indicted for genocide, remain at large. Reuters has more.



 

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