Bosnia-Herzegovina: "To bury my brothers' bones"

Bosnia-Herzegovina: "To bury my brothers' bones"

Index Number: EUR 63/015/1996
Date Published: 9 July 1996
Categories: Bosnia-herzegovina, Europe And Central Asia

More than 6000 Bosnian Muslims were unaccounted for after Bosnian Serb forces captured the Srebrenica enclave in July 1995. In the year since then, very few have been found to be in detention or otherwise accounted for. This report summarizes the events surrounding the capture of Srebrenica, incorporating information released since September 1995. AI delegates have conducted two missions to Bosnia-Herzegovina to talk to relatives of the "missing", and the emphasis in this report is on the relatives, on their need to find out the fate of their loved ones, and the obligations of the international community not only to resolve these cases, but to bring those responsible for grave abuses of human rights in Srebrenica and elsewhere in Bosnia-Herzegovina to justice.

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