Stop Secessionist Rhetoric or Face Sanctions, E.U. Tells Bosnian Serb Leaders

Stop Secessionist Rhetoric or Face Sanctions, E.U. Tells Bosnian Serb Leaders

Andrew H. Sweet

Jan. 9 marked the date in 1992 when Bosnian Serbs declared independence, triggering a war in which 100,000 were killed. It also coincides with the Serbian Orthodox Christian holiday.

This religious component led Bosnia's Constitutional Court to declare the holiday illegal as it discriminated against the region's Catholic Croat and Muslim Bosniak communities.

Bosnian Serb leader Milorad Dodik's rhetoric has encouraged Serb nationalists who provoked incidents across the Serb Republic in recent days, firing in the air near mosques during prayers, publicly praising convicted war criminals, and threatening their Muslim neighbor's.

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