Jared Feldschreiber: 'Justice Is Slow But Reachable': Commemoration Held Near UN in Honor of Srebrenica Genocide Victims
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On July 1995, at least 8,372 Bosnian Muslim men and boys were systematically killed as part of a genocidal campaign during a war few understand, nor want to, largely because of the intricacies of its convoluted ethnic landscape. And yet historians know the area all too well: it is near the site where World War I began almost 100 years ago.
The Srebrenica genocide was a dark chapter in an already nasty Balkan conflict. One group committed ethnic cleansing against another, as a largely passive international community helplessly, and needlessly, watched it from the sidelines.
"People know who the perpetrators are (of the massacre). We all know who the chief perpetrators were; Radovan Karadzic, and Ratko Mladic," CNN's Christiane Amanpour recalled in a 2008 interview in Sarajevo. Amanpour, along with other intrepid reporters, including Roy Gutman, Chuck Sudetic, John Burns, Kurt Schork and David Rohde had tried, largely in vain, to warn, and admoni
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