Wednesday, July 16, 2008

T V Jul 15- Stand-off at Bosnian massacre site

Jul. 15 - Bosnian Serb police have stopped relatives of the victims of the Srebrenica massacre from visiting the site where many were killed.

Police said the presence of 100-odd women in the eastern Bosnian village of Kravice posed a security risk because local Serbs did not want them there. The women had wanted to lay flowers outside a warehouse where their relatives were executed on July 13, 1995, in the last months of the 1992-95 war. More than 8,000 men died in the Srebrenica massacre, Europe's worst atrocity since World War Two.

Sonia Legg reports.

SOUNDBITES:
# Hatidza Megmedovic, Victims' family member, saying (Bosnian):
"A law was passed in March saying every place of killing can be marked, regardless of the ethnic group involved. But today we Bosnians, the biggest victims of the war, aren't allowed to do it."
# Dragomir Peric, Serbian police spokesperson, saying (Serbian):
"We will follow the temporary ruling of the court and when the court makes its final decision we will act accordingly."

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