SARAJEVO, Bosnia-Herzegovina (AP) — A group of women broke through a police cordon and entered a former warehouse to lay flowers where their beloved ones were killed during the 1995 Srebrenica massacre.
Bosnian Serb police said Saturday they didn't use force, but the women claim police beat them, injuring eight from the group.
Munira Subasic, who led the women, said she got bruises when police beat "us with elbows and feet."
On July 11, 1995, Serb forces overran the eastern town of Srebrenica and executed more than 8,000 Muslim Bosniak men and boys in what became known as the worst massacre in Europe after the Nazi era. About 1,000 of them were locked in the Kravice warehouse and gunned down on July 13. Families have never been allowed to visit the place.