Thursday, July 14, 2005


BOSNIAN SERBS REPORTEDLY CHEER INDICTEES IN SREBRENICA. At a 12 July commemorative meeting in the House of Culture in Srebrenica, several hundred people chanted the names of war crimes indictees and former Bosnian Serb leaders Radovan Karadzic and General Ratko Mladic, the Sarajevo daily "Dnevni avaz" reported on 14 July, quoting unnamed Serbs who were present at the gathering. Also in the hall were several top Bosnian Serb leaders, including Republika Srpska President Dragan Cavic, Prime Minister Pero Bukejlovic, and Interior Minister Darko Matijasevic. According to the daily, none of the Bosnian Serb officials reacted to the chants of "Long live Karadzic" and "Long live Mladic." One person in the hall later told "Dnevni avaz" that the leaders "didn't do anything, and on some of their faces you could almost see contented smiles." Sadik Ahmetovic, who is a Muslim vice president of Srebrenica's town council, told the daily that the reactions of the officials show that "nothing has changed in their policies from the days of war, war crimes, and genocide against the [Muslims] of Srebrenica down to today" (see "RFE/RL Newsline," 11, 12, and 13 July 2005). PM

(from today's RFE/RL Newsline)

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