Bosnia



“Injustice anywhere is a threat to justice everywhere . . . Whatever affects one directly, affects all indirectly.”

-Martin Luther King Jr


Bosnia is located in South East Europe

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In 1991, a new Croat was elected and the government was seen to be fascist by the Serbs it enacted discriminatory laws targeting Orthodox Serbs.
Leader of the Serbs was Slobodan Milosevic at the time

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War starts in 1992- Serbs invade Bosnia to “protect the Serb minority"
During the attack on the city of Vukovar, they bombarded the outgunned Croats for eighty six days and destroyed all the city’s structures.

After the Serbs took the city they began the first mass killings.

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Serbs rounded up hundreds of men and shot them.
Serbs targeted Croats and Muslims
Serbs began executions after they took Bosnian towns and villages
Men and women were separated, with many of the men sent to be executed, the women where raped repeatedly
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During 1994 and 1995 Serbs massacre civilians at places that the U.N designated as “safe havens”
Srebrenica massacre
July 1995, Srebrenica Bosnia
Paramilitary unit from Serbia known as the "Scorpions" carry out the massacre

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On July 10th Bosnians living in Srebrenica knew that Serb attack was imminent, fearing that if they fell into Serb hands they would be killed fled in a large column of 10000-15000.
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The column of fleeing civilians was mostly men. (Serbs massacred only the men in most cases)
There where a small number of women and children in this column and the Serbs allowed them to leave.
Only one third of the column of fleeing men managed to get out of Serb territory
The men that didn’t escape where rounded up and sent to execution fields were they where shot.

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After the war ended, it was hard to find evidence of any genocide taking place because the Serbs where very careful when hiding the evidence (bodies).

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The Serbs usually made everyone that was involved in this genocide kill at least 1 person
on to deter them from becoming witnesses. An example of this would be the truck drivers that transported victims to area’s of execution where forced to shoot at least 1 man End of the war
On December 14, 1995, the leaders of Bosnia, Croatia, and Serbia signed the Dayton peace accords

NATO troops numbering 60,000 entered Bosnia to enforce the accords

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200,000 Bosnian civilians where murdered at the end of the genocide according to the Bosnian government

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“No one can demand that you be neutral toward the crime of genocide. If there is a judge in the whole world who can be neutral toward this crime, that judge is not fit to sit in judgment.”

-Gideon Hausner





“All that is needed for the triumph of evil is that good men do nothing.”

-Edmund Burke





“Genocide begins, however improbably, in the conviction that classes of biological distinction indisputably sanction social and political discrimination”

Andrea Dworkin




http://www.answers.com/topic/war-in-bosnia-ahttp://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bosnian_Warhttp://www.genocid.org/gallery.php http://www.slideshare.net/johnnycor/bosnian-genocide11