Bosnia peace walk to commemorate Srebrenica anniversary

Sarajevo -Around 2,500 people began a three day Peace March on Wednesday to commemorate the 14th anniversary of Srebrenica massacre. The 111 kilometre long march will end on Saturday at the Memorial Park Potocari near Srebrenica where some 8,000 people were murdered by Bosnian Serb troops in 1995.

The march will follow the route which surviving Muslims from Srebrenica took when they fled to safety. 

Meanwhile, representatives of the Serb Republic in the Bosnian parliament on Wednesday refused to discuss a proposal to name July 11th a Day of remembrance of the victims of Srebrenica massacre.

Bosnia was, after the 1992-95 war, divided into two largely autonomous parts – the Serb Republic and the Muslim-Croat Federation. According to the Bosnian constitution, each proposal of the Bosnian parliament needs to be approved by majority of both entities.

On July 11, 1995 Bosnian Serb troops entered the UN protected enclave Srebrenica and murdered more than 8,000 Muslims. Some 30,000 people were expelled from their homes.

In 2002 the entire Dutch cabinet resigned after a report found its peace-keeping forces responsible for failing to prevent the Serb troops entering the camp.

The UN war crimes tribunal in the Hague indicted Bosnian Serb leaders Radovan Karadzic and Ratko Mladic for war crimes.

Karadzic was arrested and handed to the Hague International Criminal Tribunal for the former Yugoslavia (ICTY) last year, while Mladic is still on the run.

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