It has been 20 years since the Srebrenica Massacre. 8372 is the number of victims that have fallen. Today, tens of thousands of people have come together to remember the cruelty of past events in the area of Srebrenica. These 13 pictures show us how people are mourning the tragedy.
Memorial center Potocari, Srebrenica.
Tens of thousands of people have come together in Srebrenica today to remember what happened during the darkest days of the country’s history. They have been joined by world leaders. Former president of the United States of America Bill Clinton, Queen Nur of Jordan, Turkey’s prime minister Ahmet Davutoğlu, president of Croatia Kolinda Grabar-Kitarović, president of Slovenia Borut Pahor, prime minister of Serbia Aleksandar Vučić and many more.
136 people have been buried today.
To this day, 440 minors have been buried in Potočari. Several are still missing.
The genocide’s oldest victim that was buried today is 75-year-old Jusuf Smajlović. He was buried next to his grandson Hebib.
Suljo Keranović was part of the bicycle marathon from Bihać to Srebrenica. The fact that he doesn’t have an arm didn’t stop him from riding 510 kilometers to pay tribute to the innocent lives lost in the genocide.
Attendants of today’s memorial remind Aleksandar Vučić, the prime minister of Serbia, of what he said during the war: “Kill one Serb, and we will kill a hundred Muslims.”
“Don’t forget genocide in Srebrenica.” Locals showing their support in the city of Mostar at the famous Old Bridge. The bridge was rebuild after it had been destroyed during the ’92 war.
A man grieving.
Family and friends carry the caskets of the victims to their graves.
Thousands of men praying Salatul Janaza (funeral prayer) for the ones that have been killed in Srebrenica.
The caskets are being placed into the ground. After 20 years, they have finally been able to bury their beloved ones.
Men finishing the burial as the ceremony ends.