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).

11 October, 2010


Letter from wartime President of Bosnia-Herzegovina Alija Izetbegovic to the President of the United States Bill Clinton on 9 July 1995:
Dear Mr President,

The crisis over Srebrenica, a region in Eastern Bosnia that has been surrounded since the beginning of the war, has been lasting for a while now.

In its Resolutions 824 and 836, the UN Security Council declared this region a UN safe area. In addition to this, in agreement with UNPROFOR, the region was demilitarised in 1993.

Despite this, the town and its environs have been constantly shelled. However, since yesterday, the Serbian aggressor has been carrying out a massive mechanized and infantry attack against this zone.

The UNPROFOR forces, which are few in number, are neither willing to protect nor capable of protecting the town, under attack, and so more than 60,000 inhabitants, most of whom are women, children, and the elderly, have found themselves in mortal danger.

Please use your influence to ensure that the international community fulfil its obligations to this UN safe area and prevents an act of terrorism and genocide against the civilian population of Srebrenica.

In anticipation of your immediate action, please accept the assurances of my highest esteem.

Sarajevo, 9 July 1995

Osman TOP(@-AGI(@,
Osman, send the letter to:
1. Clinton
2. Chancellor Kohl
3. Chirac
4. John Major