US Embassy in Montenegro calls on govt to condemn Srebrenica Genocide

NEWS 28.03.2021 18:56
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The Embassy of the United States in Montenegro called on the government to “unequivocally condemn” the Srebrenica genocide and expressed concern over a recent statement by a minister in the country who appeared to question whether genocide took place in the Bosnian town.

On Friday, Montenegro’s Justice Minister, Vladimir Leposavic, said he is prepared to recognize that genocide was committed in Srebrenica “once this is proven unequivocally.”

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Leposavic, an international law expert known for being a member of the legal team of the Serbian Orthodox Church in Montenegro, argued that the International Criminal Tribunal for the Former Yugoslavia, which ruled that genocide took place in Srebrenica, has “lost its legitimacy.”

His statements were met with criticism from Montenegro’s President and his party, as well as Bosniak political representatives and the Islamic Community in the country.

“The Embassy is concerned with comments casting doubt about what occurred in Srebrenica in 1995. We look for clarity and hope the government will unequivocally condemn the massacre and call it what it was – genocide.” the US Embassy in Montenegro said on Sunday.

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