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Dodik's minister mocks the victims of the genocide in Srebrenica

Nenad Nesic

The Minister of Security of Bosnia-Herzegovina, Nenad Nešić, mocked the victims of the genocide in Srebrenica in an appearance on Serbian television "Happy TV".

Nešić is part of the party of Milorad Dodik, president of the Bosnian Serb ethnicity, on the black list of the United States of America. 

Nešić has had his usual rhetoric against the Srebrenica genocide, but in his latest appearance he goes a step further.

"If you'll allow me to tell a joke... at a funeral, little Muja was asked to give basic information. He says: 'Born in Sarajevo, buried in Srebrenica, lives in Germany,' Nešić said, smiling.

The presenter then tells him that he has been sued by the "Mothers of Srebrenica" for a similar statement, while Nešić replies "maybe they will sue me now too".

"This and similar statements are a true indication of why the world needs a resolution on the genocide in Srebrenica. Although the messages of the resolution are universal and are in the interest of the whole world, its adoption will cement the message that the denial of the genocide in Srebrenica is an act of anti-civilization", writes the Bosnian media "Klix".

On May 23, the session of the UN General Assembly on the resolution on Srebrenica will be held.

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For the genocide of over 8.000 Muslim men and boys in the Srebrenica region in 1995, more than 50 people have been sentenced to nearly 700 years in prison.

The International Court of Justice recognizes this act as genocide.

This crime is considered the most serious in Europe after the Second World War, and for it more than 50 people have been sentenced to a total of about 700 years in prison.

Among them are the wartime president of Republika Srpska, Radovan Karadžić, and the commander-in-chief of the Bosnian Serb army at the time, Ratko Mladić.

Despite the decisions of international courts, official Belgrade and the authorities of the Serbian entity of Bosnia-Herzegovina, Republika Srpska, do not accept that genocide was committed in Srebrenica.