To mark Srebrenica Memorial Day, Jonathan honoured those who were murdered during the genocide 23 years ago, by signing the Remembering Srebrenica Book of Pledges, promising to stand up to hatred and intolerance and promote a fair, equal and cohesive society for everyone.
The 11th July marked the 23rd anniversary of the worst atrocity on European soil since World War Two when over 8,000 men and boys were murdered just because of their faith in the Srebrenica genocide.
Dr Waqar Azmi, OBE, Chair of Remembering Srebrenica, said: “It is vital that MPs such as Jonathan show leadership in their communities to help ensure that the lessons of this terrible genocide are learnt. His actions will help to raise awareness of Srebrenica, whilst inspiring local people to tackle hatred, build stronger, more cohesive communities.”
Jonathan said “Srebrenica Memorial Day reminds us all that a shocking genocide took place in our lifetime and this should never be forgotten. I strongly encourage everyone to take this day as an opportunity to remember the victims and survivors of Srebrenica, but also to work together to make our own community a place that welcomes and cherishes diversity.”