Srebrenica massacre marked by events across UK
6 July 2015
From the section UK
The service will be attended by the president of the Women of Podrinja association, Shura Sinanovic (left), survivor Nedzad Avdic and Munira Subasic, president of the Mothers of Srebrenica association (right)
A Westminster Abbey service has been held to remember thousands of Muslim men and boys from Srebrenica killed by Bosnian Serb forces 20 years ago.
About 100 events are being organised across the UK over coming days in memory of the genocide in 1995.
Prime Minister David Cameron led tributes ahead of the Westminster service, saying people “must never, ever forget what happened”.
The massacre was the worst in Europe since World War Two.
It came amid the bloody break-up of Yugoslavia into independent states.
Serbia backed the Bosnian Serb forces fighting the Muslim-led Bosnian government during the conflict.
In July 1995, in what was supposed to have been a UN safe haven, Bosnian Serb forces took control of Srebrenica. They rounded up and killed the men and boys and buried them in mass graves.
A pathologist examines skulls of victims taken from mass graves and wooded areas
A commemorative event will also be held on Wednesday in Cardiff, hosted by First Minister of Wales Carwyn Jones.
Scotland’s First Minister Nicola Sturgeon will host a memorial service …read more
Source:: BBC UK