Albania Parliament to Condemn Srebrenica Genocide Denial
6 July 2022 – Tirana News Digest. Albania Parliament is expected tomorrow to vote for a resolution to condemn the 1995 genocide carried by Bosnian Serbs forces in the town of Srebrenica in Bosnia and Herzegovina. The draft resolution published at the parliament website reads:
“Confirms the position of Albania that the denial of the genocide committed against Bosnia population in Srebrenica by forces of Serbs of Bosnia is a violation of the international law, incites the impunity phenomena of the war crimes and violates the dignity of more than 8,000 civilians who were massacred in Srebrenica, the survivors and their families, but also the dignity of some 10,000 Albanians killed during the ethnic cleansing in Kosovo and 20,000 women raped by the Serbian regime of Slobodan Milosevic.”
After facing uproar for rejecting a proposed parliamentary vote to condemn the Srebrenica genocide earlier this year Albania’s governing Socialist Party has put forward its own resolution for MPs to approve.
Ex-President Berisha put forward his resolution to condemn the genocide last month while criticising Albanian Prime Minister Edi Rama for his friendly relations with Serbian President Aleksandar Vucic. The Socialists dismissed Berisha’s resolution proposal as an attempt to gain legitimacy for himself. But many in Albania rejected this view, and opposition supporters and human rights activists expressed discontent about the Socialists’ failure to condemn the genocide. Read more: Link in English.