A UNIVERSITY of York student has returned from a visit to Bosnia to commemorate the genocide at Srebrenica in 1995.

Fozia Parveen, studying an MA in Art History, was part of a three-day delegation organised by the UK-based charity Remembering Srebrenica, which was also attended by a Government minister.

In July 1995, more than 8,000 civilian Bosnian men and boys were massacred by Bosnian Serb forces commanded by General Ratko Mladic and Serbian paramilitaries, the greatest atrocity on European soil since the Second World War.

Fozia visited Sarajevo and Tuzla as well as the Srebrenica Memorial Centre, gallery exhibitions about the genocide and the International Commission for Missing Persons.

She met Bosnia President Bakir Izetbegović, the Grand Mufti, Husein Kavazović, the UK Ambassador to Bosnia, Jo Lomas and Serge Brammertz, the Chief Prosecutor of the International Criminal Tribunal for the former Yugoslavia. and the mayor of Srebrenica.