The Muslim Council of Britain welcomes the sentencing of Radovan Karadzic, the Bosnian Serb leader found guilty of genocide and war crimes during the 1992-95 war. His most notorious crime was responsibility for the Bosnian Serb forces who massacred more than 8,000 Bosnian Muslim men and boys in Srebrenica.
Dr Shuja Shafi, Secretary General of the Muslim Council of Britain said: “Muslims in Europe and here in Britain remember all too well the genocide that took place in living memory. Belated action fed the widely held astonishment that modern Europe can look the other way while thousands of Muslims were killed. That these atrocities took place after the Second World War tell us that the resolve ‘Never Again!’ has yet to be realised.”
“We hope that this trial helps with the healing process. This was a trial undertaken under a rigorous international process and through the due process of law, and we applaud the International Crimes Tribunal for pursuing justice. We pray for the victims of Srebrenica and we hope Europe never again experiences such horrors again.”