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Don’t forget Srebrenica


Every year, on July 11th, Srebrenica remembers one of the most horrific massacres in recent history. In 1995, during the Bosnian war, more than 8,000 Bosniaks – most of them, men – were brutally murdered ​​by Bosnian Serb troops. In this small town of Bosnia and Herzegovina, every year hundreds of bodies are buried in a collective funeral attended silently by thousands of people. Most of them are women, wives, mothers, sisters, daughters, who survived from the murderous fury, and who gather at the memorial of Potocari to bid farewell to their loved ones. This woman is one of the faces of Srebrenica. Srebrenica, Bosnia and Herzegovina, July 2010 © Luca Bonacini. Copyright: the pictures on this site are the property of the author and cannot be used without permission.

10 Jul 2013

The names of the victims of the Srebrenica massacre

Today starts in The Hague the trial against Ratko Mladic, accused of genocide, crimes against humanity and war crimes. As a former bosnian serb army commander, he is accused to be the responsible of the Srebrenica massacre: more than 8.000 bosniaks, especially men and boys, were killed… Mladic is often referred by the media as the “butcher of Bosnia”.

In the picture, a surviver is staring at the stone with the names of the victims of the massacre – Srebrenica, Bosnia and Herzegovina, July 2010 © Luca Bonacini. Copyright: the pictures on this site are the property of the author and cannot be used without permission.

16 May 2012