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for Balkan Development
2 CLOCK TOWER PLACE #510
MAYNARD, MA 02118
TEL : 978-461-0909
July 12, 2000
BOSTON COMMEMORATION OF THE SREBRENICA MASSACRE
12:30 - 1:30
Copley Square, Boston
This July marks the fifth
anniversary of the massacre at Srebrenica. In 1995, 8,000 Bosnian
men and boys from Srebrenica were killed by Serb forces while under
the protection of the United Nations. The chief architects of this
massacre, Ratko Mladic and Radovan Karadzic, have both been indicted
twice for war crimes by War Crimes Tribunal in The Hague but have
not been apprehended by a reluctant NATO-led peacekeeping force. Only
a handful of the tens of thousands of Bosnian Muslims forced from
Srebrenica have been able to return to their homes. As thousands of
Muslim women from Srebrenica are forced to carry on their lives without
their husbands and sons, with little government support, and with
little information about the fate of their loved ones, there is a
growing movement by Serbs worldwide and among revisionist intellectuals
in the United States to deny that the massacre took place. We must
not let the world forget this tragedy!
Stand with us this Friday to demand that justice be done and stand
in solidarity with the people of Srebrenica who have been forced to
live in uncertainty five years after this tragic event occurred.
We will provide banners, a petition, posters and literature. Please
come out and show your support.
This event is organized by Friends of Bosnia and the Boston Group
Against Ethnic Cleansing.
For more information, contact Glenn Ruga at 978-461-0909 or Victoria
Poupko at 617-738-9325.To
sign an online petition for justice in Srebrenica, visit the Coalition
for International Justice Website at www.cij.org
or the Srebrenica Justice Campaign at http://ds.dial.pipex.com/srebrenica.justice/
The commemoration will be in Copley Square near the fountain adjacent
to Boylston Street.