July 11th is the 26th anniversary of the fall of Srebrenica to Bosnian Serb forces commanded by Ratko Mladic, now finally convicted for genocide. Ceremonies to remember the Bosnian Genocide will be held in Srebrenica and around the World.
“As the people of Bosnia & Hercegovina commemorate the genocide perpetrated in Srebrenica 26 years ago, we remember with them,” says Freddy Mutanguha, Executive Director of the Aegis Trust, himself a survivor of the 1994 Genocide against the Tutsi. “The Aegis Trust and the Kigali Genocide Memorial honour the memory of the victims of the Bosnian Genocide, stand in solidarity with the survivors and draw inspiration from their courage.”
“We join in spirit with survivors and the bereaved in mourning the loss of more than 8,000 Bosniak men and boys who were murdered in the genocide at Srebrenica in July 1995,” says Aegis CEO Dr James Smith CBE. “We also recommit to sharing vital lessons with future generations about the critical thinking, empathy and personal responsibility which can fight denial, strengthen peace, build resilience against division, and help each of us to play our role in preventing the recurrence of such atrocities in the future.”