Swedish Royal Family responds to Srebrenica activist's letter regarding Handke

NEWS 07.12.2019 14:42
Source: Anadolija

According to the head of the ‘Movement of Mothers of Srebrenica and Zepa Enclaves’ association, the Swedish Royal Family responded to a letter she wrote to complain about controversial Austrian writer Peter Handke receiving the Nobel Prize by saying that they are aware of what happened in the eastern Bosnian town in 1995 and expressing support for the victims.

Munira Subasic said she was handed the letter from the Royal Family by the Swedish Embassy in Bosnia.


“The letter said that they know what took place in Srebrenica and that they support the rulings handed down by the Hague Tribunal and all other rulings which were handed down from 1993 onward,” she said.

Bosnians, survivors and loved ones of those who were killed in the massacred that took place in Bosnia between 1992 and 1995, protested in front of the Swedish Embassy in Sarajevo after the news came out that Handke would receive the Nobel Prize in literature.

They accused Handke of, among other things, denying the that a genocide took place in Srebrenica in 1995.

“I wanted to familiarise them with the injustice which is taking place at the beginning of the 21st century,” Subasic explained.

The letter she got back says that the Royal Family plans to visit Srebrenica in the future, she said.

“They are saying that they know what pain we, mothers, carry with us, that they support us in out battle (…) The content of the letter is not important, what is important is that my letter awakened the emotions of the Queen herself and that she responded to me,” Subasic stressed.

“That is important for me, as well as that we know that the person who received the Nobel Prize is for the past 25 years denying the genocide, insulting the mothers (of Srebrenica) and that his role models are (Ratko) Mladic, (Radovan) Karadzic, (Slobodan) Milosevic,” she concluded.