Serbian PM pays respects to Srebrenica Muslim victims

Bodyguards had to protect Serbian Prime Minister Aleksandar Vucic (centre) from a stone-throwing mob when he visited the Bosnian town of Srebrenica, in July 2015Serbian Prime Minister Aleksandar Vucic paid his respects Wednesday to Muslim victims of the 1995 Srebrenica massacre, four months after being chased from a ceremony in the Bosnian town by a stone-throwing mob. Vucic, a former ultra-nationalist turned pro-European, laid a wreath of white roses at Srebrenica’s memorial, in the presence of the town’s Muslim mayor and Bosnian Muslim leader Bakir Izetbegovic. Some 8,000 Muslim men and boys were killed by Bosnian Serb forces in Srebrenica in July 1995, near the end of Bosnia’s 1992-1995 war, in the worst atrocity in Europe since World War II.

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