Republika Srpska

Bosnian Genocide Denial Ban Pleases Survivors, Angers Serbs

The announcement on Friday of a ban on genocide and war crimes denial by High Representative Valentine Inzko, the international official who oversees implementation of the peace deal that ended the 1992-95 Bosnian war, was hailed by representatives of survivors of the Srebrenica gecocide.

Bosnian Serb Report Claims Many Srebrenica Victims Weren’t Civilians

A report published on Wednesday by the Independent International Commission of Inquiry on the Sufferings of All Peoples in the Srebrenica Region between 1992 and 1995, which was set up by the government of Bosnia's Serb-dominated Republika Srpska, seeks to cast doubt on whether thousands of Bosniaks who were murdered by Bosnian Serb forces in July 1995 were innocent civilians.

19 Genocide Victims to be Buried on Srebrenica Anniversary

The Missing Persons Institute of Bosnia and Herzegovina told BIRN that 19 people's remains will be laid to rest in a ceremony at the cemetery at the Srebrenica Memorial Centre on July 11.

Missing Persons Institute spokesperson Emza Fazlic said that the youngest victim to be buried this year will be Azmir Osmanovic, who was killed at the age of 16.

Facebook Removes Video Glorifying ‘Legend’ Ratko Mladic

Facebook has taken down a video about former Bosnian Serb military chief Ratko Mladic entitled 'The General Has Become a Legend Today', which was posted on the official page of the ruling party in Bosnia's Serb-dominated Republika Srpska entity, the Alliance of Independent Social Democrats, SNSD.