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).

12 July, 2011


Photo by photographer Sean Gallup depicts a thombstone of a Serbian fascist "Slavisa Buric" (pronounced as: Slavisha Burich) who died torturing, raping, and killing Bosniak civilians around Srebrenica two years before the 1995 Srebrenica Genocide. Military graveyard of Serbian fascists is located in the neighboring Bratunac municipality, previously Bosniak-majority municipality (now ethnically cleansed).

PHOTO: BRATUNAC, BOSNIA AND HERZEGOVINA - JULY 12, 2011: Mourners attend a commemoration ceremony for Bosnian Serb soldiers killed in the Bosnian War of 1992-1995, including 18-year-old Bosnian Serb soldier Slavisa Buric, killed in 1993 and pictured on his tombstone, at the Serbian cemetery on July 12, 2011 in Bratunac, Bosnia and Herzegovina. Many Serbs in the region around Bratunac joined the Bosnian Serb army, which was responsible for the ethnic cleansing, murder and mass rape of local Bosniak civilians, including the notorious Srebrenica massacre. The Serb commemoration has traditionally been used to insult Muslims by wearing T-shirts and posters with the image of Ratko Mladic, currently on trial for the Bosnian Genocide. He is charged for genocide at Bratunac, Foča, Ključ, Kotor Varoš, Prijedor, Sanski Most, Vlasenica, Zvornik and Srebrenica.

Jonathan Moore, the deputy to the U.S. Ambassador in Bosnia, said embassy representatives attended the commemoration for victims in Srebrenica but not the one in Bratunac a day later because they do not attend commemorations for soldiers on any side, particularly not one that honors "criminals who committed offenses against civilians."