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Redbridge Council wins community engagement award for commemoration of Srebrenica Genocide

PUBLISHED: 10:15 26 November 2018 | UPDATED: 11:10 26 November 2018

L-R: Rameez Khaleem, chairman of Remembering Srebrenica's London and South East Board; Dr Waqar Azmi OBE founder of Remembering Srebrenica; Yusuf Patel community engagement coordinator at Redbridge
Council, Amy Drake, director of Remembering Srebrenica. Photo: Remembering Srebrenica

L-R: Rameez Khaleem, chairman of Remembering Srebrenica's London and South East Board; Dr Waqar Azmi OBE founder of Remembering Srebrenica; Yusuf Patel community engagement coordinator at Redbridge Council, Amy Drake, director of Remembering Srebrenica. Photo: Remembering Srebrenica

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Redbridge Council has received an award for its series of events commemorating the massacre of Bosnian Muslims during the Srebrenica Genocide.

The council was presented with a Community Champion Award at a ceremony run by charity Remembering Srebrenica on November 15.

On July 11 this year a flag raising ceremony was held at Redbridge Town Hall, in High Road, at a one minute silence observed in memory of the 7,000 Bosnian Muslim men and boys estimated to have been killed by Bosnian Serb forces. More than 150 people attended.

Rameez Kaleem, Remembering Srebrenica‘s London and south east board chairman, said: “Across the capital and the south east of England our amazing volunteers and partner organizations held more than 150 events to commemorate the 23rd anniversary of the Srebrenica genocide.

“This awards ceremony is about celebrating that achievement.”

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