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Outreach documentary screened for Bosnians living in the Netherlands

The Hague, 23 May 2013

His Excellency Ahmet Halilović, the Ambassador of Bosnia and Herzegovina (BiH) to the Netherlands, yesterday joined more than 20 members of the Bosnian diaspora living in Holland for a special screening at the Tribunal of the Outreach Programme's documentary on crimes committed in the municipality of Prijedor, BiH, in 1992.  

Speaking after the screening, the ambassador said: "The best assessment of the film comes from those most concerned by it. That is why I am particularly glad that people from Prijedor attended today's screening. I would like to use this oportunity to congratulate the Tribunal's Outreach Programme on their activities. I hope that this programme will expand further, because it is very important to have, in addition to judgements, things like this documentary, since that is one of the ways to relate the facts about these events."  

The documentary focuses on the cases heard by the Tribunal concerning crimes that occurred in the area of Prijedor. Through the testimonies of victims, and by referencing documentary material used as evidence in court proceedings, the film tells the story of the investigation, prosecution, and adjudication of war crimes committed in Prijedor.

The screening was followed by a short Q&A session with the film's director, Petar Finci, with the discussion then continuing during a cocktail reception in the Tribunal's lobby.