SERBIAN RESEARCHERS SAY MORE THAN 3,000 SERBS
KILLED IN WARTIME SREBRENICA
BBC Monitoring International Reports - June 14, 2005
Text of report by Bosnian Serb news agency
Belgrade, 14 June: The Belgrade Centre for Researching Crimes against Serbs has found out that 3,227 Serbs were killed or died as a result of torture in the area of the municipality of Srebrenica between 1992 and 1995, and that these are not the final figures, Centre president Milivoje Ivanisevic has said.
According to the Centre's data, "in Srebrenica itself 469 criminals killed 446 Serbs, in Bratunac 254 criminals killed 447 Serbs, while in Zvornik 100 criminals killed 954 Serbs".
Ivanisevic told [the Belgrade daily] Vecernje novosti that "every black figure and every name - of victims as well as criminals - is backed by evidence".
This evidence includes photographs, eyewitness testimony, statements from relatives, municipal death certificates, data on cemetery plots, and priests' diaries.
"We have all the evidence, and we are also filing descriptions of the crimes and monstrous historical facts. There is no way that someone who is alive could appear on our lists of the dead," Ivanisevic said.
He added that people from the Hague tribunal had come to the Centre to obtain evidence for the trial of [wartime Srebrenica Muslim commander and former Bosnian President Alija Izetbegovic's security guard] Naser Oric.
The Centre's archive is divided into sections corresponding to every village and every town in Bosnia-Hercegovina.
Source: SRNA news agency, Bijeljina, in
Bosnian/Croatian/Serbian 0745 gmt 14 Jun 05
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