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Srebrenica Anniversary: Timeline To Genocide

It has been 25 years since the army of the self-declared Republika Srpska entity committed genocide
against the Muslim population based in Srebrenica in July 1995. With more than 8,000 known victims of the
massacres, the remains of 6,955 people have been identified.

The International Criminal Tribunal for the former Yugoslavia has convicted 20 people of crimes in
Srebrenica, seven of them for genocide. According to the Srebrenica Memorial Center, Bosnian courts
convicted an additional 26 people, 13 of them for genocide.

So far, 94 mass graves have been found in the area around Srebrenica: primary, secondary, and
sometimes tertiary, in which the Bosnian Serb soldiers buried Bosniaks after executing them.

Although the courts have handed down a lot of verdicts, many perpetrators of the genocide have not
been brought to justice.

(The Srebrenica Flower is a symbol of remembrance for the genocide victims. White signifies innocence and green signifies hope, while the 11 petals represent July 11, 1995, the first day of the genocide.)

Edited by Pete Baumgartner

Design by RFE/RL’s Pangea Digital team

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