He stated that the identity of the person who was killed in Srebrenica, which was subjected to genocide during the 1992-1995 war in Bosnia and Herzegovina, has been determined.
In a statement issued by the Institute for Missing Persons in Bosnia and Herzegovina, Akbar Riddik was reportedly born in 1972, was 23 when he was killed, and his skeletal remains were found in 2008.
The statement stated that Riddick’s relatives also participated in the identification process after DNA analysis, and it was noted that Riddick will be buried as part of the memorial ceremonies that will take place on July 11 this year.
Genocide in Srebrenica
During the war in Bosnia and Herzegovina, the Serb forces of Ratko Mladic occupied Srebrenica, which was declared a “safe area” by the United Nations on July 11, 1995.
As for the Bosnian civilians who took refuge with the Dutch soldiers inside the United Nations after the occupation, they were handed over to the Serbs.
8,372 Bosniaks who were put on buses and trucks were brutally murdered in the forest areas, factories and warehouses where they were transported. The bodies of the dead were buried in various mass graves across the country.
The bodies of some of those killed in the genocide have never been found.
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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