It does not surprise to me that the Serbian Parliament did not want to discuss a resolution that would condemn and ban the denial of the genocide in Srebrenica, because it is in line with the revisionism that has reached the point that Serbs are the only victims, Sonja Biserko, Chair of the Helsinki Committee for Human Rights points out for Danas.
Commenting on the decision of the deputies to vote against the debate on the Srebrenica resolution, which was proposed by the deputies of the United Valley-SDA Sandzak parliamentary group on Tuesday, October 19, Biserko said that it was “a natural reaction of like-minded people sitting in the National Assembly”, adding that she is not sure if the opposition would react differently.
“Attention should be paid to how academic circles and media in Serbia deny the genocide in Srebrenica, and which reduce the whole interpretation of the disintegration of the former Yugoslavia to the fact that foreign factors are responsible for the disintegration, Croatia, Slovenia… Until an intervention or pressure from the outside war-mongering policy and glorification of war criminals in Serbia will continue. We still don't know what the American administration will be like considering the new appointments, but those appointments are certainly encouraging,” Biserko said.
In her opinion, the European Commission, in its latest report on Serbia's progress towards membership in the European Union, avoided being more critical of official Belgrade, because they believe that Serbia is still on the European track.
“This is a wrong assessment of the EU, because Serbia is no longer on that track,” Sonja Biserko told Danas.
Women in Black: Continuity of genocide denial is still at work in Serbia
Women in Black announced today that the continuing denial of the genocide in Srebrenica continues in Serbia after the deputies refused to discuss the Srebrenica resolution.
“We remind you – the genocide in Srebrenica is the biggest war crime after the Second World War in Europe. Slobodan Milosevic's regime is complicit in the genocide by providing enormous political, military and logistical-financial assistance to the Army of the Republika Srpska,” Women in Black emphasize.
As they say, they are not surprised by the decision of the Serbian Parliament, “because it is known that the absolute parliamentary majority consists of representatives of parties that directly participated in wars and organizing war crimes in the 1990s, including the Srebrenica genocide.”
“Those parties still have war-mongering rhetoric, and for them, war criminals are the most prominent members of society. With the mentioned rejection, the Assembly of Serbia once again confirmed that the continuity of genocide denial is at work in Serbia. In that way, all citizens of Serbia are kept in the position of accomplices in the genocide, which will have long-term consequences in the moral collapse of the society, opening space for the collapse of the society in every respect”, point out Women in Black.