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Austrian Parliament unanimously adopts resolution to slaughter Srebrenica

The resolution honors more than 8,000 Muslim Bosnians killed by Serbian troops in the town of Bosnia and condemns the denial of the genocide.

The resolution was adopted after Austrian Minister of Justice Alma Zadic made an official visit to Bosnia and Herzegovina. (Reuters)

The Austrian Parliament unanimously adopted a resolution on the genocide in Srebrenica, which honors more than 8,000 Bosniaks killed in European towns on July 11, 1995.

Wednesday’s resolution called on Austrian authorities to continue to actively support the commemoration of the Srebrenica massacre with other members of the European Union, accusing the public denial of the genocide on July 11. Declared a memorial day.

The resolution was adopted after Austria’s Minister of Justice Alma Zadic made an official visit to Bosnia and Herzegovina this week.

This resolution was adopted during the 27th anniversary of ethnic cleansing and genocide in Srebrenica, which was declared a protected area by a UN Security Council resolution on April 16, 1993.

“The Serbian army of Bosnia, led by General Ratko Mladic, was occupied and subdued by the Republic of Srpska under the orders of the then president (the entity of Bosnia and Herzegovina). The Serbian army of Bosnia for the next few days. The slaughter was carried out under the command of General Mladic, with the participation of human soldiers, paramilitary organizations and irregular police forces. “

The resolution recalled the killing of thousands of Bosniak men and boys seeking protection from the UN Protection Force.

“At the same time, about 30,000 women, children and the elderly were forcibly expelled in a large-scale ethnic cleansing operation. Therefore, the incident is Europe’s most serious war crime since the end of World War II. It became, “the resolution said.

“Commemorating the genocide in Srebrenica and solidarity with the victims is for the better future of all citizens of Bosnia and Herzegovina, and the historical recognition that such horrific crimes should never be repeated. It’s the key to strengthening, “the resolution concluded.

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Srebrenica massacre

In July 1995, Srebrenica was besieged by Serbian troops trying to seize territory from Bosnian Muslims and Croats to form a nation.

The United Nations Security Council declared Srebrenica a “safe area” in the spring of 1993. However, the Serve army, led by General Mladic, who was later convicted of war crimes, crimes against humanity, and genocide, conquered the UN zone.

As Serbian troops occupied the area, Dutch troops failed to act, killing 2,000 men and boys on the 1st of July 11.

About 15,000 Srebrenica residents fled to the surrounding mountains, but Serbian troops cornered them and killed another 6,000.

In 2007, the International Court of Justice in The Hague ruled that a genocide had taken place in Srebrenica.

On June 8, 2021, a judge in a UN court sentenced Mladic to life in prison for genocide, persecution, crimes against humanity, extinction, and other war crimes in Bosnia and Herzegovina. I supported it in the second trial.

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Source: AA

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