25 years ago this week the Srebrenica Massacre took place in Bosnia – in which a violent band of extremists led by Ratko Mladić carried out the most brutal crime against humanity committed on European soil since the end of the Second World War. The ethnic cleansing that took place in the town on the 11th of June 1995 resulted in the deaths of 8,372 innocent Bosnians – as well as the displacement of a further 23,000 women and children.
Today the ECR Party remembers the 8,372 victims of the Srebrenica Massacre, as well as the direct families of those affected and recognises the event as a warning from history about inaction in the face of human rights violations.
ECR Party Vice President Anna Fotyga MEP said: “On the 25th anniversary of the Srebrenica Massacre we must continue to remember the tragic loss of life that took place. We must never again allow ourselves to turn a blind eye to the suffering of minorities around the world. Srebrenica will continue to be remembered as one of Europe’s darkest days.”