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Results of Bosnian ethnic cleansing becoming permanent

May 18, 2000 -- (RFE/RL) Largely unnoticed, Muslim displaced persons in the Bosnian federation have been selling or exchanging their former homes in the Republika Srpska during the four years since the Dayton agreement came into effect, "Dnevni avaz" reported on 17 May.

Similarly, Serbs now living in the Republika Srpska have been legally disposing of their properties on federal territory. Several lawyers from Serb-held Zvornik have been particularly active in persuading Muslim refugees abroad to sell their former homes.

If the process continues, the results of ethnic cleansing will become permanent, the Muslim daily added.

The Dayton agreement stressed the right of all refugees and displaced persons to return to their former homes.



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