Bosnian Serb leader denies genocide in Srebrenica massacre
Source: Associated Press
BANJA LUKA, Bosnia-Herzegovina (AP) — The leader of Bosnia’s Serbs denied on Tuesday that genocide was committed in Srebrenica and called for the withdrawal of a government report that acknowledged the massacre of more than 8,000 Bosnian Muslim men and boys in the eastern Bosnian enclave in 1995 — triggering possible new tensions in the war-scarred Balkan state.
Milorad Dodik spoke at a parliamentary session of the autonomous Bosnian Serb republic, demanding that the legislature revoke the 2004 report compiled by a previous Bosnian Serb government. He said the report is biased and does not mention Serb victims.
The parliament dominated by Dodik’s supporters later Tuesday voted to reject the report, saying it is “not objective and is untrue.” It instructed the current Bosnian Serb government to officially annul it.