By denying the facts proven in court that genocide was committed in Srebrenica in 1995, Republika Srpska President Milorad Dodik is rushing into "civilisational darkness" and it is high time that Bosnia and Herzegovina starts treating denials of such crimes as a crime, as most European democracies do, the international community's High Representative in Bosnia and Herzegovina, Valentin Inzko, said on Tuesday.
Commenting on a statement Dodik made at the 21st anniversary of the Srebrenica massacre that the events in Srebrenica do not qualify as genocide and that he would never admit that genocide was committed there, Inzko said this statement was deeply inhumane.
"Renewed statements denying the genocide that was committed in Srebrenica are not only deplorable and regrettable, but also fundamentally unacceptable," Inzko said.
With this act, Dodik chose civilisation darkness and he is leading the entity he is at the helm of to it. Genocide was committed in Srebrenica. This is a fact which was confirmed by ruling of the International Criminal Tribunal for the former Yugoslavia and the International Court of Justice, the Austrian diplomat said.