BELGRADE (Sputnik) — Up to 70,000 people are expected to take part in Saturday's commemoration to victims of the 1995 killings in the town of Srebrenica, Bosnia and Herzegovina, a representative of the event organizing committee, Camil Durakovic, said cited by Serbian news agency Tanjug.
The ceremony will take place in Srebrenica's Potocari Memorial. Remains of 136 victims of the massacre, identified in recent years, will be buried in a cemetery at the memorial center.
During the Bosnian War, over 8,000 Muslim men and boys were killed in Srebrenica in July 1995 after the city was occupied by units of the army of Republika Srpska under the command of Gen. Ratko Mladic.
The ICTY and the International Court of Justice have classified the massacre in Srebrenica as genocide.
Serbia and Bosnian Serbs do not deny that the tragic events occurred, but disagree with the use of the word 'genocide' to describe the killings.
ICTY and the Bosnian courts have issued a number of convictions for crimes in Srebrenica in the post-war years. ICTY considers the massacres of Bosnian Muslims to be the responsibility of two political leaders of Bosnian Serbs from that period: Radovan Karadzic, and Gen. Ratko Mladic. Both men are currently involved in trials in the Hague court.