Dodik requests session to annul Srebrenica Commission Report

NEWS 19.07.2018 10:17
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Source: Tanjug/Tanja Valič

Republika Srpska (RS) entity President Milorad Dodik asked for the scheduling of the RS National Assembly to discuss the “information of the Commission on the events in Srebrenica in the period July 10-19, 1995,” in order to reject and annul the report by the Commission for Srebrenica.

In the report that was prepared in 2004, the RS’ Srebrenica Commission made several lists of persons who were killed in July of 1995.

Dodik said they should have annulled the report a long time ago so that manipulation should finally stop.

After Dodik’s request, RSNA Speaker Nedeljko Cubrilovic scheduled the RS Parliament Board session for July 23, so they could determine the date and the agenda of this special session.

Bosniak politicians in this Serb-dominated entity have condemned this initiative.

Head of the Bosniak Caucus in the RS House of Peoples Mujo Hadziomerovic said that Milorad Dodik “does not have the eraser that can erase what the domestic and international judiciary decided concerning Srebrenica.”

He stressed that “it’s not the Srebrenica Commission’s Report that is shameful, as Dodik said, but that his initiative to annul that what everyone knows happened in Srebrenica on July 1995, is.”

On July 11, 1995, Bosnian Serb forces overran the eastern Bosnian enclave and rounded up the town’s Muslim Bosniaks, separated men from women and little children and systematically executed some 8,000 men and boys.

Two international courts, The International Criminal Tribunal for the Former Yugoslavia (ICTY) and the International Court of Justice (ICJ) later ruled that the massacre was an act of genocide. International and regional courts have sentenced 45 people for what happened in Srebrenica to a total of more than 700 years behind bars.

Those whom the ICTY sentenced to life imprisonment are Ljubisa Beara, Zdravko Tolimir, and Vujadin Popovic. But the most well known alleged masterminds of what happened in Srebrenica are former Bosnian Serb politician Radovan Karadzic and ex Bosnian Serb general Ratko Mladic, and both have been sentenced for it but have appealed.