This was one of the most intense moments of my life. I visited the Srebrenica Memorial with members from Women in Black on 12th anniversary of the massacre where 8,000 Muslim boys and men were killed by Serbian forces in a crime that the Hague has called “genocide.”
No Serbian officials were present; We were the only Serbians to visit Potocari on this day. “Visiting the places of crime committed in our name” is one of the most important activities that Women in Black is committed to.
Stasa Zajevic, president of the association, said she and other members came to Srebrenica to “apologise to the relatives of the victims for the crime that was committed on our behalf”.
“We admit that genocide in Srebrenica was a crime organised on a state level and that the country we are coming from was involved in it. We want the perpetrators of this crime to be punished,” said Zajevic.
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Posted By Gail Morgado
Posted Aug 14th, 2007