DID YOU KNOW?  -- Three years before the 1995 Srebrenica Genocide, Serbs torched Bosniak villages and killed at least 3,166 Bosniaks around Srebrenica. In 1993, the UN described the besieged situation in Srebrenica as a "slow-motion process of genocide." In July 1995, Serbs forcibly expelled 25,000 Bosniaks, brutally raped many women and girls, and systematically killed 8,000+ men and boys (DNA confirmed).

07 June, 2009


FACTS/background: At least 8,372 Bosniaks had been summarily executed and dumped into mass graves, while another 30,000 had been forcibly expelled (ethnically cleansed) from the Enclave during the 1995 Srebrenica genocide. According to the International Criminal Tribunal for the Former Yugoslavia (ICTY), Bosnian Serb Army "targeted for extinction the 40,000 Bosnian Muslims living in Srebrenica."

The Court of Bosnia-Herzegovina announced it will try a former Bosnian Serb police officer for the Srebrenica genocide. War Crimes Chamber of the Court is presided by the international judges.

Zeljko Ivanovic (37) is accused of taking part in the Srebrenica genocide and participating in the summary executions of at least 1,000 Bosniak men.

The 1995 massacre of at least 8,372 Bosniaks is considered the worst carnage in Europe since World War II.

The original press release from the Court's official web site follows:

Indictment confirmed in the Željko Ivanović case

On 4 June 2009, the Court of Bosnia and Herzegovina (BiH) confirmed the Indictment in the Željko Ivanović case, charging the Accused Ivanović with the criminal offence of Genocide.

As alleged in the Indictment, the Accused Ivanović in July 1995 as a member of the 2nd Šekovići Special Police Detachment in July 1995, together with other members of the Detachment, with a view to entirely destroying a group of Bosniaks from the UN Safe Area of Srebrenica, killed at least 1,000 Bosniaks in the warehouse of the Kravica Farming Cooperative, Bratunac Municipality.

Source: http://www.sudbih.gov.ba/?id=1268&jezik=e

VIDEOS: The U.S. Holocaust Memorial Museum has recently published videos documenting horrors of the Srebrenica genocide. Watch them here.