A ceremony was held at the Potocari Memorial Cemetery for the 30 victims of the genocide, which is considered the greatest human tragedy in Europe after the Second World War and in which at least 8,372 Bosniak civilians were brutally murdered by the Serbian forces.
In addition to Bosnia and Herzegovina state officials, Minister of Family and Social Services Mahinur Özdemir Göktaş, AK Party Deputy Chairman Efkan Ala, heads of diplomatic missions in the country and relatives of the victims attended the ceremony.
Bosnia and Herzegovina Islamic Union (Religious Affairs) President Husein Kavazovic led the funeral prayer of the victims.
After the prayer for the martyrs, the bodies of the 30 victims of the genocide, whose names were read one by one, were carried to their previously prepared graves and buried by their relatives.
Emotional moments were experienced during the burial of the victims of the Holocaust, and both families and those who participated in the burial process could not hold back their tears.
Of the 30 genocide victims buried this year, the youngest is Elvir Salcinovic, who was 15 when he was killed, and the oldest victim is Nezir Muminovic, who was killed at the age of 65.
The victims buried in the 28th anniversary of the Genocide and their dates of birth are as follows:
Dzemail Alic (1962), Mevlid Aljic (1957), Halil Avdic (1975), Esad Dzanic (1968), Semir Dozic (1977), Mujo Esmic (1940), Sakib Garaljevic (1971), Mehmed Gerovic (1945), Ahmedin Halilovic (1976), Senid Hodzic (1975), Sabid Ibrahimovic (1974), Hasib Ibrahimovic (1946), Saban Ibric (1935), Redo Jahic (1935), Esed Klempic (1979), Zuhdjia Lemes (1949), Idriz Mehinovic (1950) ), Mustafa Mechanic (1979), Vejsil Mujanovic (1943), Hasib Mujanovic (1965), Himzo Mujic (1959), Nezir Muminovic (1930), Bekir Music (1972), Ekber Ridic (1972), Elvir Salcinovic (1980), Sabahudin Selimovic (1964), Nisad Selimovic (1976), Hasan Smajlovic (1959), Rifet Tabakovic (1966), Husein Zukic (1932).
Father and son buried together
Among the victims buried this year are four minors. In addition to Elvir Salcinovic, who was 15 when he was killed, Mustafa Mekanic, who was 16 when they were killed, Esed Klempic and 17-year-old Semir Dozic were also buried.
Father and son Vejsil and Hasib Mujanovic, who were murdered in Srebrenica, were also buried side by side.
The number of people buried in the Holocaust in 28 years rose to 6,751
Immediately after the occupation of Srebrenica by the Serbian troops under the command of Ratko Mladic on July 11, 1995, the civilian Bosniaks who took refuge with the Dutch soldiers within the UN were handed over to the Serbs.
Allowing women and children to go to the area controlled by Bosniak soldiers, the Serbs killed at least 8,372 Bosniak men in the woods, factories and warehouses, and those who were killed were buried in mass graves.
The victims, whose bodies were found in mass graves after the war to find the missing, are buried with a ceremony held at the Potocari Memorial Cemetery on July 11 every year after identification.
Meanwhile, the number of victims of genocide buried in the Potocari Memorial Cemetery rose to 6,751.