More than 500 newly identified victims of the Srebrenica massacre were reburied on the 17th anniversary of the tragedy in the Bosnian town. Thousands of people - most of them relatives of the victims - attended the sombre ceremony at the Potocari memorial centre. The massacre has been recognised as genocide by the UN war crimes tribunal.
Under the command of Ratko Mladic and Radovan Karadzic, Bosnia Serb forces ‘virtually eliminated the Muslim population of Srebrenica’. In a five day campaign at the UN designated safe area in Eastern Bosnia and Herzegovina, which led to around 8,000 Bosniak Muslim men and boys being murdered by Serb forces. Photo: A woman mourns during last year's funeral of 534 newly identified victims of the 1995 Srebrenica massacre. Photograph: Damir Sagolj/Reuters
A Bosnian Muslim woman looks at papers with names of people who were killed near coffins prepared for a mass burial at the Memorial Center in Potocari, near Srebrenica July 9, 2012. The bodies of 520 recently identified victims of the Srebrenica massacre will be buried on July 11, the anniversary of the massacre when Bosnian Serb forces commanded by Ratko Mladic slaughtered 8,000 Muslim men and boys and buried them in mass graves, in Europe's worst massacre since World War Two. REUTERS-Dado…
A family mourns over a coffin containing a newly identified victim of the 1995 Srebrenica massacre at the Memorial Centre at Potocari in Bosnia Herzegovina. The bodies of 136 recently identified victims were buried on the anniversary of the massacre when Bosnian Serb forces slaughtered 8,000 Muslim men and boys and buried them in mass graves in Europe’s worst massacre since the second world war.
Bosnian genocide in pictures 1992-95, PHOTOGRAPHER'S CORNER [ Bosnian Genocide ] Serbian paramilitaries kick and kill Bosniak (Bosnian Muslim) civilians on the streets of Bijeljina on 31 March 1992, the first day of the Bosnian war. Serbian troops slaughtered hundreds of unarmed Bosniak (Bosnian Muslim) civilians – men, women, children and elderly – in during the attack on this norteastern Bosnian city. Photographer: Ron Haviv (Genocid u Bosni, Genocid nad Bosnjacima)
A woman mourns at the Memorial Centre Potocari, near Srebenica, Bosnia and Herzegovina. Ceremonies were held to mark the 20th anniversary of the Srebrenica massacre. Abandoned by their UN protectors toward the end of the 1992-95 war, 8,000 Muslim men and boys were executed by Bosnian Serb forces over five July days, their bodies dumped in pits then dug up months later and scattered in smaller graves in a systematic effort to conceal the crime.