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Saturday, 27 April 2013

Slobodan Samardzic: Srebrenica was not genocide

BELGRADE – Head of the parliamentary group of the Democratic Party Borislav Stefanovic said that the apology for the Srebrenica massacre offered by President Tomislav Nikolic to Bosniak people is a step forward that deserves support, but it should have happened earlier.

Slobodan Samardzic - Photo from www.novosti.rs
Slobodan Samardzic – Photo from www.novosti.rs
“It’s certainly good for region relations that are, unfortunately, too often downgraded with inadequate policies of Serbian presidency in the past year,” Stefanovic told reporters in parliament.
As he stated, Nikolic’s apology should have come ten or fifteen years earlier.
Head of the parliamentary group of the Democratic Party of Serbia, Slobodan Samardzic believes that none of Serbian statesmen should be apologizing for the crime in Srebrenica until there is established truth of the event.
“Srebrenica case is not finished, and no one should apologize until the end of examination” Samardzic told reporters in the Parliament of Serbia when asked to comment on the apology by Serbian President Tomislav Nikolic to Bosniak people.
Samardzic said that Srebrenica was not genocide, which is a qualification Bosniak side insists on. As evidence that the crime in Srebrenica is still uncleared, Samardzic quoted General Tolimir verdict in the Hague Tribunal, according to which the number of victims of the Srebrenica is 4900, although the public bid on  much greater numbers.
According to him, it is enough that one previous president of Serbia apologized for Srebrenica while he has not asked for an apology in return for Bratunac and other crimes committed against Serbs in eastern Bosnia.
“You have a ground floor interest Structure that lies behind this horrible excuse,” Samardzic said.
Serbian President Tomislav Nikolic has apologized for the crimes which individuals committed against Bosniaks on behalf of Serbia and the Serbian people, and asked for forgiveness for Serbia for the crime in Srebrenica. Croat member of the Bosnia-Herzegovina (BiH) Presidency Zeljko Komsic on Thursday welcomed Serbian President Tomislav Nikolic’s apology for “the crimes which individuals committed against Bosniaks on behalf of Serbia and the Serbian people,” Komsic’s office said in a release.
European Parliament Rapporteur for Serbia Jelko Kacin said Thursday that the apology by Serbian President Tomislav Nikolic for crimes that certain individuals committed in the name of Serbia against Bosniaks is a great and important message from a statesman like him.
Kosovo Foreign Minister Enver Hoxhaj said that Serbian President Tomislav Nikolic, after apologizing for the crimes in Bosnia, should apologize for the crimes committed in Kosovo also.

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