9. May 2008.

Bosnia reaches out to Srebrenica victims as it schedules new election


SARAJEVO, Bosnia-Herzegovina: Local elections will be held in Bosnia on Oct. 5, and a special privilege will be given to survivors of the Srebrenica massacre.

People must vote where they currently live. But Parliament passed an exception for the east Bosnian town of Srebenica on Wednesday, saying people who lived there in 1991 can return to vote, no matter where they are now registered.

The goal is to get refugees to return to the once Muslim-dominated Srebrenica. It ended up in the Bosnian Serb part of the country after Serbs overran it in 1995, expelled its Muslim population and killed 8,000 men and boys in Europe’s worst massacre since World War II.

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