Eddie Bernice Johnson

07/12/2018 | Press release | Distributed by Public on 07/12/2018 08:53

Congresswoman Johnson’s Statement on the 23rd Anniversary of the Bosnian Genocide

Washington, DC - Congresswoman Eddie Bernice Johnson released the following statement on the 23rd anniversary of the Bosnian Genocide:

'Twenty Three years ago today, more than 8,000 innocent men and boys were systematically executed by the Army of Republika Srpska paramilitary forces. This group was also responsible for the ethnic cleansing of non-Serb populations throughout eastern Bosnia and Herzegovina during the Bosnian war. The failure of the international community to react to the actions of Serb military forces during this period was unfortunate and must serve as a constant reminder to ensure nothing like this ever happens again.

'As a co-chair on the Congressional Caucus on Bosnia, I worked to lead an effort to adopt House Resolution 310 in the 114th Congress. The resolution honored the thousands of innocent people killed or executed at Srebrenica. Additionally, the resolution classified the policies of aggression and ethnic cleansing by Serb forces in the Bosnian War as genocide.'

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