Requests for a “peace march” organized on a forest road used by civilians who want to get rid of the genocide started by Serb soldiers in Srebrenica, located in eastern Bosnia and Herzegovina, began.
Fruit, water and other beverages will be prepared for the participants during the march, which takes place on July 8 and 10 every year on the route used by those wishing to get rid of the genocide that began with the occupation of Srebrenica in July. 11 in 1995, killing at least 8,000 Bosnian civilians.
Applications can be submitted on the official website of the Peace Walk or on the official social media account and will end on July 1.
The march, which takes place every July, aims not to forget the genocide against Bosniaks in Srebrenica and pass it on to future generations.
Participants, who will start their walk with prayers from the town of Nzok, which is the beginning of the path, which the public described as the “road of death”, will go through the forest road that was used by Bosnian civilians in 1995. Arrive at the Potocari Memorial Cemetery on July 10.
What happened in Srebrenica?
Srebrenica, located in eastern Bosnia and Herzegovina, was occupied on July 11, 1995 by Serbian forces under the command of Ratko Mladic. After the city was occupied, civilian Bosniaks who had taken refuge with Dutch soldiers inside the UN were later handed over to the Serbs.
Allowing women and children access to the area controlled by Bosnian soldiers, the Serbs killed at least 8,372 Bosniak men in forest areas, factories, and warehouses. Bosniaks massacred by Serbs were buried in mass graves.
After the war, the victims whose bodies were found were buried in mass graves in an effort to find the missing in a ceremony held at the Potocari Memorial Cemetery on 11 July each year after their identification.
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