Serbian police make first arrests in Srebrenica massacre
SREBRENICA, Bosnia-Herzegovina — Prosecutors on Wednesday made Serbia’s first arrests of people suspected of carrying out killings in the Srebrenica massacre, The Associated Press has learned. It is a milestone in healing the wounds of Europe’s worst civilian slaughter since World War II.
Serbian police arrested seven men accused of taking part in the slaughter of more than 1,000 Muslims at a warehouse on the outskirts of Srebrenica, a joint team of Serbian and Bosnian prosecutors told the AP. Altogether, more than 8,000 Bosnian Muslims were killed in the eastern Bosnian enclave by the Serbs in 1995 – the only atrocity in Europe to be labeled genocide by the United Nations since World War II.