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Victims of Bosnian war remembered in Stoke-on-Trent

Thousands of people killed in a small town in Bosnia are being remembered in Stoke-on-Trent today (Friday 7 July).

It is 22 years since 8,000 mainly Muslim men and boys were systematically murdered in Srebrenica.

During the course of the conflict that took place in Bosnia-Herzegovina in the 1990's, between 20,000 and 50,000 women were raped.

A service is being held at the YMCA in Hanley this morning.

Aida Haughton, a Bosnian war survivor said: "As an organisation that works with young people, we feel it is vital to commemorate Srebrenica to take a stand against hatred and discrimination that targets groups based on their religion, ethnicity, gender, sexuality or any type of difference.

"This year, we are working with the charity Remembering Srebrenica to commemorate the genocide, and to reflect on the experiences of women in conflict."

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