SREBRENICA -- Eleven years since the massacre of over 7,000 Muslims in Srebrenica will be commemorated today.
The tragedy will be commemorated this year with a funeral service for 505 recently identified victims. A great number of Srebrenica survivors, as well as other people from all over Bosnia and the world, came to Potočari yesterday, where the Srebrenica Memorial Centre is located.
While people living in the Republic of Srpska continue to have differing opinions on the matter, more and more people seem to understand the shocking proportions of the crimes in Srebrenica.
There will be no senior officials from the Republic of Srpska attending the service today. Some of them said that they were not even invited, while its President Dragan Čavić said that he does not want to go to Srebrenica because he does not want to deal with Naser Orić and his presence at the commemoration.
The Hague Tribunal’s Chief Prosecutor Carla Del Ponte will attend the commemoration, who did not attend last year as a sign of protest for the international community and local government’s failure to arrest and extradite Hague fugitives Radovan Karadžić and Ratko Mladić.
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