Serbian state officials declared unwelcome in Srebrenica

Serbia's top officials have been declared unwelcome at a commemoration in Potocari, near Srebrenica, scheduled for July 11.

Source: Beta

This has been decided by a committee that organizes the marking of the anniversary of the genocide in Srebrenica, Beta agency is reporting on Monday, quoting Belgrade-based daily Danas.

Srebrenica Municipal President Camil Durakovic told the paper the decision was made "due to genocide denial and disrespect of the victims and their families."

He added that "the families of Srebrenica victims made such a decision due to the events during last year's visit of Serbian Prime Minister Aleksandar Vucic to Potocari."

"That was the attempt of the victims to stretch out their arm and sincerely move forward. However, the position of a majority of families is that the presence of a genocide denier brings nervousness and leads to scandals that cast a shadow on what is most holy to us, and that is Salat al-Janazah and commemoration of the victims of genocide," said Durakovic.

Vucic was attending the 20th anniversary of the Srebrenica crime last year when he was attacked with stones by a group of those present at the commemoration.


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