Remembering victims of the Srebrenica genocide
The Deputy Police and Crime Commissioner for Gwent, Eleri Thomas, joined community and faith leaders in an online event hosted by Gwent Police to remember the victims of the Srebrenica genocide.
This year marks the 26th anniversary of the most devastating atrocity that has taken place on European soil since the Second World War.
The Deputy Police and Crime Commissioner said: “Today we remember all the lives lost and destroyed by hatred. More than 8,000 Muslim men and boys murdered in the space of a week, Bosniak women and girls that were sexually violated during the fall of Srebrenica, those who took their own lives, and those who live on with physical and emotional scars. We remember the horrors of the past in order that we will not repeat them.
“In Gwent we are committed to the process of rebuilding lives for those who have experienced hatred and discrimination. Hate crime of any type will not be tolerated. Every one of us has an important contribution to make in order to help rebuild lives, build resilient communities and demonstrate that the forces of hatred and intolerance will not prevail in any society.”
Connect Gwent offers support to victims of hate crime. Visit connectgwent.org.uk or call 0300 123 2133.