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Bosnia camp survivors protest for memorial at ArcelorMittal mine

Author: Daria Sito-Sucic, Reuters, Published on: 7 August 2012

[S]urvivors of a notorious prison camp in wartime Bosnia implored the world's largest steelmaker…to raise a memorial at the site, where it now digs for iron ore…The Omarska camp in northern Bosnia was one of four Serb-run camps to hold Bosnian Muslims and Croats set up early in the 1992-95 war as forces under General Ratko Mladic set about 'cleansing' the territory of non-Serbs…After acquiring a 51 percent stake in the Prijedor mines in 2004, ArcelorMittal initially agreed to allow camp survivors free access to the site and to build a memorial to its victims. But Prijedor lies in Bosnia's autonomous Serb Republic, where authorities say the initiative would undermine reconciliation …ArcelorMittal said it was ready to meet the demands of the former inmates but that local authorities were ultimately responsible for granting permission. "We are still ready to support the building of a memorial if the interested parties find agreement,"

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