UN Tribunal's President Visits Bosnian Mass Grave

By: Associated Press Email
By: Associated Press Email

TOMASICA, Bosnia-Herzegovina (AP) - The president of the U.N. war crimes trial for the former Yugoslavia says seeing what could be Bosnia's largest mass grave was like standing "face to face with horror."

Theodor Meron said Monday during his visit to the Tomasica grave near the northwestern town of Prijedor that he hopes the perpetrators will face justice and that his tribunal will offer consolation to survivors and victims' families.

The remains of 430 victims of Serb ethnic killings during the region's 1990s war have been excavated since the grave was found in September. Experts say they expect to remove hundreds more.

Many of the ethnic Bosniak and Croat victims were killed in one of three concentration camps set up nearby by Serb authorities. The remains will be identified through DNA analysis.

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