Srebrenica elects first Serb mayor since 1999

Srebrenica elects first Serb mayor since 1999
 

A man accused of not recognising the murders of 8,000 Muslim men and boys in Srebrenica as genocide has been elected the town's first Serb mayor since 1999.
Mladen Grujicic, who acknowledges the killings took place, won 54.4% of the vote, triggering alarm and calls for a recount among the Muslim population.
Srebrenica was a Muslim-majority town before the war, but is now 55% Serb and 45% Bosniak (Muslim).
The July 1995 slaughter has been deemed genocide by two international courts.
'The politics of reality' Speaking to AFP before the vote, Mr Grujicic said "the crime against the... read more

 
17 October 2016 in World News, Views: 34
Source: BBC
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