Peter Handke, this year's Nobel Prize laureate, was declared persona non grata in the Sarajevo Canton after the Assembly adopted a declaration Wednesday, Anadolu Agency reported.
The cantonal Assembly unanimously adopted the declaration, filed by Democratic Action Party (SDA), condemning the award of the Nobel Prize for Literature to the controversial Austrian writer who denied the crimes against Bosniaks during the 90s, Anadolu agency stated.
The declaration states that the final phase of genocide is its denial and that the Nobel Prize laureate publicly embraced the Greater-Serbian regime headed by the late Slobodan Milosevic, indicted before the international court in the Hague.
The Cantonal Assembly thus sent a message that Handke never changed his views and even announced his visit to Bosnia to speak to two mothers from Kravice and Srebrenica.
They rated the Nobel Prize award as a new insult for the victims, adding that his visit to the country and Sarajevo would cause new humiliation for the victims.