We interview Florence Hartmann, who was a journalist in the former Yugoslavia in the 1990s working for Le Monde and later became the official spokesperson for the Prosecutor of the International Criminal Tribunal for the former Yugoslavia (ICTY).
On 6th April 1993, the UN Security Council passed Resolution 819, declaring that Srebrenica and a 30 square mile area around the town was a United Nations Safe Area. The UN promised the people of Srebrenica safety and security. Their promises fell through as genocide began.
At 4.15pm on 11th July 1995, General Mladić and the Serbian army entered Srebrenica to claim the town for Bosnian Serbs. Fifteen minutes later, with 5,000 refugees inside the enclave, Dutchbat troops claimed their base was full. As Mladić and his troops descended upon the town, 20,000 people sought refuge in nearby factories and fields […]
It is said that there are five stages of grief: denial, anger, bargaining, depression, and acceptance. For some women in Bosnia, the stages are on loop. For every time a woman thinks she has buried the remains of her husband or her son, another piece of him resurfaces, and she must re-live the anguish all over again.
A girl in Srebrenica who was wearing a headscarf was harassed by school children who told her to take it off. The fact that young individuals possess such prejudice is a cause for concern & underlines the scale of the challenge that exists https://t.co/OA3YLyYY4i.
One week to go until the @SrebrenicaUK North West Awards Dinner on Thursday 27th February to recognise the outstanding work of community champions in the region. Tickets are available here: https://t.co/04NOTHFIYI & you can vote for a nominee by clicking: https://t.co/zQpEUA6rux
Our thoughts are with the victim of the horrific attack at Regents Park Mosque. The fact this happened in a place of worship that the Muslim community see as their sanctuary is truly devastating & shows why we must work hard to counter the hateful narrative that prevails.
There was a time when I dreamt of them—my father, my family, my friends. I would wake up in tears, but also with the warm sensation that I had just seen them, that we had spoken. Now, I never dream of them. Instead I dream only of monsters. https://t.co/Ssx3s6fi08
Attended @bhuknetwork reception honoring the work of @SrebrenicaUK. Huge thanks to volunteers & supporters working hard preserving the memory & fighting hatred & divisiveness. Honored to have met #Brum Lord Mayor, @kelly_housby, @RichardBurden27 & many others. #EveryActionMatters