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Srebrenica 15th Anniversary

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11 July 2011

Baroness Warsi will travel to Bosnia from 10-12 July to commemorate the 16th anniversary of the genocide at Srebrenica, the first such ceremony since the capture of Ratko Mladic.

Her attendance will underline the importance the Government attaches to this anniversary and its commitment to justice and reconciliation in the Balkans.

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Sayeeda Warsi: Srebrenica Speech 11 July 2011

Baroness Warsi – Srebrenica Speech 11 July 2011

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We are here on this sad occasion to mark the sixteenth anniversary of the worst atrocity in Europe in recent memory.

Today we remember more than eight thousand Bosniak men and boys killed on this soil during the genocide of 1995.

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Working to make a difference in Bosnia

We have returned from Srebrenica, tired but elated, after an amazing week. The whole experience has made me feel very humble.

Srebrenica still bears the scars of the ethnic cleansing, both physically and emotionally, and the atmosphere in the town is very tense.

It was a harrowing and physically demanding week; the time we spent listening to the terrible stories of the returning refugees and the mothers of Srebrenica left us all feeling angry and desolate.

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