“The Head of the ‘Mothers of Srebrenica’ Association, Hatidza Mehmedovic, has died on Sunday evening.
‘Our mother and big fighter for the truth about the Srebrenica genocide, Hatidza Mehmedovic, has moved to the next life this evening at 19:30. We ask of Allah to show her mercy and that he reunites her with her sons in Jannah. Amen,’ the Srebrenica branch of Bosnia’s Islamic Community wrote on Facebook on Sunday evening.
As the Head of the association, Mehmedovic was a vocal activist who raised awareness for the Srebrenica genocide, often referred to as the worst crime committed on European soil since WWII, and advocated for the perpetrators to be brought to justice.
On July 11, 1995, Bosnian Serb forces overran the eastern Bosnian enclave and rounded up the town’s Muslim Bosniaks, separated men from women and little children and systematically executed some 8,000 men and boys.
Two international courts, The International Criminal Tribunal for the Former Yugoslavia and the World Court later ruled that the massacre was an act of genocide.
Mehmedovic lost two sons, Almir (18) and Azmir (21), as well as her husband Abdulah (44), in the massacre and returned to Srebrenica in 2003. She had been fighting for the truth about Srebrenica to be told for more than 20 years.” (N1)