- Title: BOSNIA-HERZEGOVINA: SURVIVORS MARCH TO SITE OF GENOCIDE IN SREBRENICA
- Date: 10th July 2005
- Summary: (BN12) VILLAGE OF BUDAK, SREBRENICA OUTSKIRTS, BOSNIA HERZEGOVINA (JULY 10, 2005) (REUTERS) 1. SLV MARCHERS CARRYING BOSNIAN FLAGS ARRIVING AT BUDAK MASS GRAVE 0.05 2. SLV MARCHERS LOOKING AT REMAINS INSIDE GRAVE 0.10 3. CU SKULL INSIDE GRAVE 9.13 4. SLV OF MARCHERS STANDING AROUND THE GRAVE 0.18 5. CU WOMAN CRYING 0.23 6. SLV MARCHERS WALKING ON A COUNTRY ROAD TOWARDS SREBRENICA 0.27 7. SLV MARCHERS PASSING ABANDONED HOUSES 0.32 (BN12) POTOCARI, SREBRENICA OUTSKIRTS, BOSNIA HERZEGOVINA (JULY 10, 2005) (REUTERS) 8. SLV OF MARCHERS APPROACHING POTOCARI, OUTSKIRTS OF SREBRENICA 0.38 9. SV MARCHERS PASSING MASSACRE MEMORIAL CEMETERY IN POTOCARI 0.43 10. MCU EXHAUSTED MARCHER WALKING ON A ROAD 0.49 11. LV MARCHERS ENTERING POTOCARI MEMORIAL CENTRE 0.56 12. MCU MARCHER CRYING 1.00 13. LV MARCHERS GATHERING INSIDE MEMORIAL CENTRE 1.07 14. SV TWO WOMEN GREETING THE MARCHERS, ONE SAYING "THANK YOU" 1.13 15. SV MARCHER NIHAD SALKIC SITTING ON THE GROUND, RESTING WITH OTHER MARCHERS 1.18 16. MCU (BOSNIAN) NIHAD SALKIC, 19-YEAR-OLD REFUGEE FROM SREBRENICA WHO JOINED THE MARCH, SAYING: "I decided to join this march so I can see the route these people took to freedom. My own father also took it, but he did not make it." 1.36 17. LV LARGE GROUP OF MARCHERS LISTENING TO MARCH LEADER ANNOUNCING THE END OF THE MARCH 1.42 18. SV WOMEN AMD MARCHERS LISTENING 1.49 19. SV CYCLISTS WHO ARRIVED IN SREBRENICA FROM SARAJEVO AND JOINED THE MARCHERS GATHERED INSIDE MEMORIAL CENTRE 1.57 Initials Script is copyright Reuters Limited. All rights reserved
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- Location: BUDAK AND POTOCARI, OUTSKIRTS OF SREBRENICA, BOSNIA HERZEGOVINA
- Country: Bosnia
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- Story Text: Survivors march to site of genocide in Srebrenica.
Survivors of the Muslim flight from Srebrenica
came back on Sunday (July 10) to the scene of the massacre
to bury some of the 8,000 men shot and bulldozed into the
earth by Bosnian Serb forces 10 years ago this week.
The living and the remains of the dead converged on the
grim eastern Bosnia town for Monday's anniversary ceremony.
Hundreds retraced their harrowing escape under fire across
Serb-held territory to join hundreds last seen being led
off to slaughter.
Exhausted by their emotional three-day trek, the
survivors said a prayer for the dead at a newly opened mass
grave where forensic experts expect to find at least 50
The 18 by 3 metre (60 by 10 foot) pit will be shown on
Some 2,000 Srebrenica victims from mass graves have
been reburied, but 7,000 body bags have still to be
analysed and 20 more mass graves to be exhumed. A newly
discovered grave in the process of being exhumed was to be
displayed on Monday.
Up to 50,000 mourners were expected at the memorial for
Europe's worst massacre since World War Two, among them
former U.S. Balkans envoy Richard Holbrooke who brokered
the Dayton Accords to bring Bosnia an uneasy peace.
Serbian President Boris Tadic also planned to attend,
though some Muslims said they would not welcome him and
some Serb hardliners said he should not go.
Over 1,500 Bosnian Serb police backed by European Union
troops were to enforce security, heightened by the discovery
near the site last week of two large bombs "ready
The massacre, in the final two months of a 43-month
war, aimed to ensure there were no Muslims to fight back or
claim back Serb-occupied land or homes in the future.
Bosnian Serb army commander General Ratko Mladic and
the rebel state's "president", Radovan Karadzic, are
indicted for genocide for the atrocity. But to the anger of
Bosnians and the embarrassment of Western powers who
intervened belatedly to stop the war which claimed 200,000
lives, both remain at large.
Silent crowds watched in Sarajevo on Saturday as a
convoy passed by bearing 610 coffins of massacre remains
identified by DNA analysis. Women wept at the waiting
graves in Srebrenica cemetery, each bearing a plain green
marker with a number.
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