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Surviving victims are in New York ahead of the marking of Srebrenica Genocide Remembrance Day

Representatives of the Association of Victims and Witnesses of Genocide in Bosnia and Herzegovina and the Movement of Mothers of the Srebrenica and Žepa Enclaves are currently in New York to participate in the activities marking July 11 as the International Day of Remembrance of the Genocide in Srebrenica.

President of the Association of Victims and Witnesses of Genocide Murat Tahirović said in a statement for FENA that together with Munira Subašić and Kada Hotić from the Movement of the Mothers of the Srebrenica and Žepa Enclaves, yesterday he attended the opening of the “Mortuary” exhibition at the United Nations headquarters in New York, organized by the Srebrenica Memorial Center.

“Today in New York we will have a meeting with the diaspora where we will discuss the markin of July 11, which will be organized here. We will also have a meeting with some of the ambassadors who voted for the Resolution. After that, we will have meetings with the UN representatives to whom we will thank in some way for what they have done. We will have quite a large number of meetings here in New York,” Tahirović told FENA.

He emphasized that after they return from New York, they will go to Srebrenica, where they will attend activities related to the marking of July 11.

Tahirović told FENA that the first commemoration of the genocide in Srebrenica after the adoption of the UN Resolution means that persistence in proving things sometimes seems futile, but in the end you get a part of justice.

“The resolution is also a victory of justice over injustice. Also, from this year, and especially from the next, July 11 will be marked as the Day of Remembrance for the victims of the genocide in Srebrenica all over the world, and every year there will be an increasing number of countries that will not only mark it within the UN, but also in their educational institutions to study the most serious crime on European soil after World War II,” said Tahirović.