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Paper sued for denying genocide in Bosnia

A German-based human rights group is suing a Swiss newspaper for its denial of the Serb genocide of Bosnian Muslims in Srebrenica in 1995.

This content was published on April 19, 2010 - 17:21

The Society for Threatened Peoples filed a suit on Monday in cooperation with the Swiss Association Against Impunity (TRIAL) in Lausanne.

La Nation, the bimonthly newspaper in question, recently published a series of articles claiming that 2,000 soldiers were killed in Srebrenica’s "pseudo-massacre".

Bosnian Serb forces overran the Muslim Bosniak town in July 1995, executing 8,000 men and boys in Europe’s worst massacre since the Second World War.

In 2007, the International Court of Justice ruled the executions were genocide.

Swiss law prohibits genocide denial.

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