VICTIMS OF THE SREBRENICA MASSACRE
Type: Virtual Memorial
No of names: 8,373
Organisation: The Memorial Center in Potocari
The Memorial Center in Potocari has published the names of the identified victims of the Srebrenica Massacre.
More from Wikipedia: "The Srebrenica Massacre, also known as the Srebrenica Genocide, was the July 1995 killing of more than 8,000 Bosniak men and boys, as well as the ethnic cleansing of 25,000-30,000 refugees in the area of Srebrenica in Bosnia and Herzegovina, by units of the Army of Republika Srpska (VRS) under the command of General Ratko Mladić during the Bosnian War. ... The Preliminary List of People Missing or Killed in Srebrenica compiled by the Bosnian Federal Commission of Missing Persons contains 8,372 names, of whom some 500 were under 18, and includes several dozen women and some girls. As of July 2009, 6186 genocide victims have been identified through DNA analysis and 3,215 victims have been buried at the Memorial Center of Potočari. As of May 1 2009, 6,006 bodies of Srebrenica genocide victims have been excavated from numerous mass graves, but the number is not final."
The list was compiled by comparing data from a number of reliable sources such as the International Committee of Red Cross, Bosnian and International commissions for missing and associations gathering information from the massacre survivors, said Amor Masovic, a member of the foundation’s executive board, in an interview that was published by al-Jazeera on June 10 2005. (1)
The list is of course another log on the fire in the propaganda war that is still raging between the former Yugoslav republics where war statistics often serves as a sword in the infected debate about the causes of the wars that torn fromer Yugoslavia apart in the nineties. It is however hardly disputed by anyone except for the most hardlined revisionists that thousands of men and boys were executed in the Bosnian enclave of Srebrenica in July 1995. Many massgraves have been found in the area and as of 2005 around 6000 bodies have been exhumed and the identification has been completed for over 2,000. On a burial ceremony in the Potocari Memorial Cemetery on July 12 2005, which marked the tenth anniversary of the massacre, the remains of 610 identified victims were buried alongside the existing 1330 graves.
POSTED BY JON ON 8/1/2009blog comments powered by Disqus