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Medical Aid for Kosovo
for Balkan Development
2 CLOCK TOWER PLACE #510
MAYNARD, MA 02118
TEL : 978-461-0909
June 28, 2000
YORK MEMORIAL FOR SREBRENICA, JULY 11
Tuesday, July 11th marks
the fifth anniversary of the fall of Srebrenica. Nearly 8,000 men and boys were
massacred by Serb troops as Dutch soldiers stood by.
The UN has issued
a remorseful report on its role during the greatest massacre in Europe since World
War II. But, as yet, only 2% of the disappeared have been exhumed, 1% identified
and only one perpetrator has been convicted and one other arrested for trial at
the International War Crimes Tribunal for the former Yugoslavia at the Hague.
Around the world--in Sarajevo, Paris, London, and New York--memorial services
will be held both to remember those who were murdered and to demand that those
responsible be prosecuted for their crimes against humanity.
Be a part
of the New York memorial:
5:30 - 6:30 pm a demonstration will be held in
front of the New York Public Library (at 5th Ave and 42nd St.).
6:30 - 7:30
a memorial, with speakers, will be held in Bryant Park (behind the library).
-Bianca Jagger, human rights activist
-David Rohde, Pulitzer-Prize
winning author of Endgame: The Betrayal and Fall of Srebrenica
former aide to the Tribunal
-Aisha Al-Adawiyyah, from Women in Islam
-Sharon Silber, international guest at the 1997 Srebrenica Women's March in Bosnia.
-Sheri Fink, former researcher in Kosovo and Bosnia for Physicians for Human Rights
SIGN ON-LINE PETITION
An online petition is
available for signing at the Coalition for International Justice's Web site (www.cij.org)
(1) that those responsible for the deaths be arrested and tried
in the Hague;
(2) the whole truth be uncovered about the perpetrators and
(3) Surviving victims be safely returned home.
ACTION! JOIN THOSE WHO BELIEVE THAT GENOCIDE IS NOT A PARDONABLE CRIME!
Sponsored by the Balkans Coordination Group of Amnesty International USA, Coalition
for Intervention Against Genocide, Jews Against Genocide, Bosnia Bridge Group
and other organizations to be announced. For further information and updated details
on the event, please call (718) 789-5101