A NUMBER of MPs wore a white flower badge with a green centre at Prime Minister’s Questions on Wednesday.

Some viewers questioned the choice of pin online, asking what the flower represents after the likes of Boris Johnson, Liz Truss and Ian Blackford sported them on their lapels.

The badge is the Srebrenica Flower – which is a commonly recognised symbol of remembrance for the Srebrenica genocide.

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The massacre saw more than 8000 Bosniak Muslim men and boys killed over just five days during the month of July, 1995. 

Serb troops ploughed their victims’ bodies into hastily made mass graves which they later dug up with bulldozers and scattered among other burial sites to hide the evidence of the crime.

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To this day, body parts are still being found in mass graves around Srebrenica and being put together and identified through DNA analysis.

The small flower with a green centre features 11 petals – which represent the day the genocide started. The white colour of the flower symbolises the innocence of the victims, while the green in the middle stands for justice for the victims and survivors of the genocide.

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On Monday, thousands of people converged on the Bosnian town of Srebrenica to mark the 27th anniversary of the genocide - which is Europe’s only acknowledged one since the Holocaust - and to attend the funerals of 50 recently identified victims.

Bosnian Serb wartime political leader Radovan Karadzic and his military commander, Ratko Mladic, were convicted and sentenced for genocide in Srebrenica by a UN war crimes tribunal in The Hague.

In all, the tribunal and courts in the Balkans have sentenced nearly 50 Bosnian Serb wartime officials to more than 700 years in prison for the Srebrenica killings.

Bosnian Serb leaders continue to downplay or even deny the 1995 massacre and celebrate Karadzic and Mladic as heroes.