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Bosnian Genocide, 1992-1995

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Another View of the Concentration Camps in the Bosnian Genocide

The following images of Serb-run concentration camps near Prijedor in north-west Bosnia were taken from the archive of the International Criminal Tribunal for the Former Yugoslavia (ICTY) at the Hague.

Aerial view of the notorious Serb-run Omarska concentration camp in north-west Bosnia, near Prijedor, in August of 1992. Thousands of Bosniak (Bosnian Muslim) civilians were interned, tortured, raped, and killed in this camp.

Aerial view of the notorious Serb-run Omarska concentration camp in north-west Bosnia, near Prijedor, in August of 1992. Thousands of Bosniak (Bosnian Muslim) civilians were interned, tortured, raped, and killed in this camp.

Aerial view of the notorious Serb-run Omarska concentration camp in north-west Bosnia, near Prijedor, in August of 1992. Thousands of Bosniak (Bosnian Muslim) civilians were interned, tortured, raped, and killed in this camp.

Aerial view of the notorious Serb-run Omarska concentration camp in north-west Bosnia, near Prijedor, in August of 1992. Thousands of Bosniak (Bosnian Muslim) civilians were interned, tortured, raped, and killed in this camp.

The Sign reads CONCENTRATION CAMP. PROHIBITED ENTRY. Photo: Entrance to the Manjaca concentration camp near Prijedor, north-west Bosnia, where Serbs interned, tortured, raped, and killed thousands of Bosniaks (Bosnian Muslims).

The Sign reads CONCENTRATION CAMP. PROHIBITED ENTRY. Photo: Entrance to the Manjaca concentration camp near Prijedor, north-west Bosnia, where Serbs interned, tortured, raped, and killed thousands of Bosniaks (Bosnian Muslims).

Here is a better quality of this image from the same source (images may be lighter or darker depending on how they were scanned and depending on the source they were scanned from, e.g. printed newspaper):

The Sign reads CONCENTRATION CAMP. PROHIBITED ENTRY. Photo: Entrance to the Manjaca concentration camp near Prijedor, north-west Bosnia, where Serbs interned, tortured, raped, and killed thousands of Bosniaks (Bosnian Muslims).

The Sign reads CONCENTRATION CAMP. PROHIBITED ENTRY. Photo: Entrance to the Manjaca concentration camp near Prijedor, north-west Bosnia, where Serbs interned, tortured, raped, and killed thousands of Bosniaks (Bosnian Muslims).

Bosniak (Bosnian Muslim) civilians in the notorious Serb-run Manjaca concentration camp in north-west Bosnia, near Prijedor, in August of 1992.

Bosniak (Bosnian Muslim) civilians in the notorious Serb-run Manjaca concentration camp in north-west Bosnia, near Prijedor, in August of 1992.

Bosniak (Bosnian Muslim) civilians in the notorious Serb-run Manjaca concentration camp in north-west Bosnia, near Prijedor, in August of 1992.

Bosniak (Bosnian Muslim) civilians the notorious Serb-run Manjaca concentration camp in north-west Bosnia, near Prijedor, in August of 1992.

Bosniak (Bosnian Muslim) civilians in the notorious Serb-run Manjaca concentration camp in north-west Bosnia, near Prijedor, in August of 1992.

Bosniak (Bosnian Muslim) civilians in the notorious Serb-run Manjaca concentration camp in north-west Bosnia, near Prijedor, in August of 1992.

The Manjaca concentration camp was controlled by a Serb Lieutenant Colonel Bozidar Popovic.

The Manjaca concentration camp was controlled by a Serb Lieutenant Colonel Bozidar Popovic.


One of entrances to notorious Serb-run Omarska concentration camp near Prijedor, north-west Bosnia. Thousands of Bosniak (Bosnian Muslims) civilians were interned, tortured, raped and killed in this camp.

One of entrances to notorious Serb-run Omarska concentration camp near Prijedor, north-west Bosnia. Thousands of Bosniak (Bosnian Muslims) civilians were interned, tortured, raped and killed in this camp.


Inside view, hall, of the Omarska concentration camp near Prijedor, north-west Bosnia. Thousands of Bosniak (Bosnian Muslims) civilians were interned, tortured, raped and killed in this camp.

Inside view, hall, of the Omarska concentration camp near Prijedor, north-west Bosnia. Thousands of Bosniak (Bosnian Muslims) civilians were interned, tortured, raped and killed in this camp.


Outside view from one of the rooms used by Serbian guards of the Omarska concentration camp where Serbs interned, tortured, raped and killed thousands of Bosniaks (Bosnian Muslims) during the Bosnian Genocide.

Outside view from one of the rooms used by Serbian guards of the Omarska concentration camp where Serbs interned, tortured, raped and killed thousands of Bosniaks (Bosnian Muslims) during the Bosnian Genocide.


Beds in the Omarska concentration camp near Prijedor, north-west Bosnia. Beds were introduced as a media propaganda after the Serb leadership allowed British TV crews to visit Omarska. Prisoners slept on the floor. Thousands of Bosniak (Bosnian Muslims) civilians were interned, tortured, raped and killed in this camp.

Beds in the Omarska concentration camp near Prijedor, north-west Bosnia. Beds were introduced as a media propaganda after the Serb leadership allowed British TV crews to visit Omarska. Prisoners slept on the floor. Thousands of Bosniak (Bosnian Muslims) civilians were interned, tortured, raped and killed in this camp.


The building of the Serb-run Keraterm concentration camp near Prijedor, north-west Bosnia. Thousands of Bosniak (Bosnian Muslims) civilians were interned, tortured, raped and killed in this camp.

The building of the Serb-run Keraterm concentration camp near Prijedor, north-west Bosnia. Thousands of Bosniak (Bosnian Muslims) civilians were interned, tortured, raped and killed in this camp.


Bosniak (Bosnian Muslim) civilians in the Trnopolje concentration camp.

Bosniak (Bosnian Muslim) civilians in the Trnopolje concentration camp.


Badly beaten and emaciated Bosniak (Bosnian Muslim) man from the village of Hrnici, later died, in the Trnopolje concentration camp (Bosnian Genocide)

Badly beaten and emaciated Bosniak (Bosnian Muslim) man from the village of Hrnici, later died, in the Trnopolje concentration camp (Bosnian Genocide)


Emaciated Bosniak (Bosnian Muslim) men in the Trnopolje concentration camp near Prijedor, north-west Bosnia, during the Bosnian Genocide.

Emaciated Bosniak (Bosnian Muslim) men in the Trnopolje concentration camp near Prijedor, north-west Bosnia, during the Bosnian Genocide.


Emaciated Bosniak (Bosnian Muslim) man in the Trnopolje concentration camp near Prijedor, north-west Bosnia, during the Bosnian Genocide.

Emaciated Bosniak (Bosnian Muslim) man in the Trnopolje concentration camp near Prijedor, north-west Bosnia, during the Bosnian Genocide.


Tortured, beaten, and emaciated Bosniak (Bosnian Muslim) men in the Trnopolje concentration camp near Prijedor, north-west Bosnia, during the Bosnian Genocide.

Tortured, beaten, and emaciated Bosniak (Bosnian Muslim) men in the Trnopolje concentration camp near Prijedor, north-west Bosnia, during the Bosnian Genocide.


BBC TV crew speaks with emaciated Bosniak (Bosnian Muslim) man in the Trnopolje concentration camp. Serb authorities allowed TV crew to enter the camp after international pressure mounted. Badly emaciated prisoners were removed from the camp, but Dr. Idriz Merdzanic managed to smuggle some photos of brutal beatings and abuse in the camp, which we will show beginning from the next photo.

BBC TV crew speaks with emaciated Bosniak (Bosnian Muslim) man in the Trnopolje concentration camp. Serb authorities allowed TV crew to enter the camp after international pressure mounted. Badly emaciated prisoners were removed from the camp, but Dr. Idriz Merdzanic managed to smuggle some photos of brutal beatings and abuse in the camp, which we will show beginning from the next photo.


Emaciated and visibly weak Bosniak (Bosnian Muslim) man in the Trnopolje concentration camp in August of 1992 at the start of the Bosnian Genocide.

Emaciated and visibly weak Bosniak (Bosnian Muslim) man in the Trnopolje concentration camp in August of 1992 at the start of the Bosnian Genocide.


Covert images submitted to the British TV crew by Dr. Idriz Merdzanic from the Trnopolje concentration camp in August of 1992 during the Bosnian Genocide.

Covert images submitted to the British TV crew by Dr. Idriz Merdzanic from the Trnopolje concentration camp in August of 1992 during the Bosnian Genocide.


Covert images submitted to the British TV crew by Dr. Idriz Merdzanic from the Trnopolje concentration camp in August of 1992 during the Bosnian Genocide.

Covert images submitted to the British TV crew by Dr. Idriz Merdzanic from the Trnopolje concentration camp in August of 1992 during the Bosnian Genocide.


Covert images submitted to the British TV crew by Dr. Idriz Merdzanic from the Trnopolje concentration camp in August of 1992 during the Bosnian Genocide.

Covert images submitted to the British TV crew by Dr. Idriz Merdzanic from the Trnopolje concentration camp in August of 1992 during the Bosnian Genocide.


Covert images submitted to the British TV crew by Dr. Idriz Merdzanic from the Trnopolje concentration camp in August of 1992 during the Bosnian Genocide.

Covert images submitted to the British TV crew by Dr. Idriz Merdzanic from the Trnopolje concentration camp in August of 1992 during the Bosnian Genocide.

Photojournalism: Manjaca Concentration Camp in Bosnia

Bosnian Genocide, August 1992. The entrance to the Manjaca concentration camp reads in cyrillic letters CONCENTRATION CAMP - PROHIBITED ENTRY. Thousands of civilians, mostly Bosniaks (Bosnian Muslims) were tortured and killed there. Photographer: Antoine Gyori

Bosnian Genocide, August 1992. The entrance to the Manjaca concentration camp reads in cyrillic letters CONCENTRATION CAMP - PROHIBITED ENTRY. Thousands of civilians, mostly Bosniaks (Bosnian Muslims) were tortured and killed there. Photographer: Antoine Gyori

Bosnian Genocide, August 1992. Sign written in cyrillic letters reads MINES. Manjaca concentration camp near Prijedor, north-west Bosnia. The camp was surrounded by mines to prevent escape of prisoners. Thousands of civilians, mostly Bosniaks (Bosnian Muslims) were tortured and killed there. Photographer: Patrick Robert

Bosnian Genocide, August 1992. Sign (visible from Center to Right) written in cyrillic letters reads MINES. Manjaca concentration camp near Prijedor, north-west Bosnia. The camp was surrounded by mines to prevent escape of prisoners. Thousands of civilians, mostly Bosniaks (Bosnian Muslims) were tortured and killed there. Photographer: Patrick Robert

Bosnian Genocide, August 1992. Sign (visible from Center to Left) written in cyrillic letters reads MINES. Manjaca concentration camp near Prijedor, north-west Bosnia. The camp was surrounded by mines to prevent escape of prisoners. Thousands of civilians, mostly Bosniaks (Bosnian Muslims) were tortured and killed there. Photographer: Patrick Robert

Bosnian Genocide, August 1992. Sign (visible from Center to Left) written in cyrillic letters reads MINES. Manjaca concentration camp near Prijedor, north-west Bosnia. The camp was surrounded by mines to prevent escape of prisoners. Thousands of civilians, mostly Bosniaks (Bosnian Muslims) were tortured and killed there. Photographer: Patrick Robert

Bosnian Genocide, August 1992. Emaciated prisoner in the Manjaca concentration camp near Prijedor, north-west Bosnia. Thousands of civilians, mostly Bosniaks (Bosnian Muslims) were tortured and killed there. Photographer: Isabel Ellsen

Bosnian Genocide, August 1992. Emaciated prisoner in the Manjaca concentration camp near Prijedor, north-west Bosnia. Thousands of civilians, mostly Bosniaks (Bosnian Muslims) were tortured and killed there. Photographer: Isabel Ellsen

Bosnian Genocide, August 1992. Emaciated prisoners in the Manjaca concentration camp near Prijedor, north-west Bosnia. Thousands of civilians, mostly Bosniaks (Bosnian Muslims) were tortured and killed there. Photographer: Antoine Gyori

Bosnian Genocide, August 1992. Emaciated prisoners in the Manjaca concentration camp near Prijedor, north-west Bosnia. Thousands of civilians, mostly Bosniaks (Bosnian Muslims) were tortured and killed there. Photographer: Antoine Gyori


Bosnian Genocide, August 1992. Emaciated prisoners in the Manjaca concentration camp near Prijedor, north-west Bosnia. The camp was controlled by Lieutenant Colonel Bozidar Popovic.Thousands of civilians, mostly Bosniaks (Bosnian Muslims) were tortured and killed there. Photographer: Antoine Gyori

Bosnian Genocide, August 1992. Emaciated prisoners in the Manjaca concentration camp near Prijedor, north-west Bosnia. The camp was controlled by Lieutenant Colonel Bozidar Popovic.Thousands of civilians, mostly Bosniaks (Bosnian Muslims) were tortured and killed there. Photographer: Antoine Gyori


Bosnian Genocide, August 1992. Emaciated prisoners in the Manjaca concentration camp near Prijedor, north-west Bosnia. Thousands of civilians, mostly Bosniaks (Bosnian Muslims) were tortured and killed there. Photographer: Patrick Robert

Bosnian Genocide, August 1992. Emaciated prisoners in the Manjaca concentration camp near Prijedor, north-west Bosnia. Thousands of civilians, mostly Bosniaks (Bosnian Muslims) were tortured and killed there. Photographer: Patrick Robert

Bosnian Genocide, August 1992. Emaciated and tortured prioners in the Manjaca concentration camp near Prijedor, north-west Bosnia. Thousands of civilians, mostly Bosniaks (Bosnian Muslims) were tortured and killed there. Photographer: Patrick Robert

Bosnian Genocide, August 1992. Emaciated and tortured prisoners in the Manjaca concentration camp near Prijedor, north-west Bosnia. Thousands of civilians, mostly Bosniaks (Bosnian Muslims) were tortured and killed there. Photographer: Patrick Robert

Bosnian Genocide, 1992. Manjaca concentration camp near Prijedor, north-west Bosnia. Photographer: Patrick Robert

Bosnian Genocide, 1992. Manjaca concentration camp near Prijedor, north-west Bosnia. Photographer: Patrick Robert

Bosnian Genocide, August 1992. Manjaca concentration camp near Prijedor, north-west Bosnia. Thousands of civilians, mostly Bosniaks (Bosnian Muslims) were tortured and killed there. Photographer: Pascal Le Segretain

Bosnian Genocide, August 1992. Manjaca concentration camp near Prijedor, north-west Bosnia. Thousands of civilians, mostly Bosniaks (Bosnian Muslims) were tortured and killed there. Photographer: Pascal Le Segretain

Bosnian Genocide, 1992. Manjaca concentration camp near Prijedor, north-west Bosnia. Photographer: Ron Haviv

Bosnian Genocide, August 1992. Manjaca concentration camp near Prijedor, north-west Bosnia. Thousands of civilians, mostly Bosniaks (Bosnian Muslims) were tortured and killed there. Photographer: Ron Haviv

Bosnian Genocide, August 1992. Manjaca concentration camp near Prijedor, north-west Bosnia. Thousands of civilians, mostly Bosniaks (Bosnian Muslims) were tortured and killed there. Photographer: Isabel Ellsen

Bosnian Genocide, August 1992. Manjaca concentration camp near Prijedor, north-west Bosnia. Thousands of civilians, mostly Bosniaks (Bosnian Muslims) were tortured and killed there. Photographer: Isabel Ellsen

Bosnian Genocide, August 1992. Manjaca concentration camp near Prijedor, north-west Bosnia. Thousands of civilians, mostly Bosniaks (Bosnian Muslims) were tortured and killed there. Photographer: Isabel Ellsen

Bosnian Genocide, August 1992. Manjaca concentration camp near Prijedor, north-west Bosnia. Thousands of civilians, mostly Bosniaks (Bosnian Muslims) were tortured and killed there. Photographer: Isabel Ellsen

Bosnian Genocide, August 1992. Manjaca concentration camp near Prijedor, north-west Bosnia. Thousands of civilians, mostly Bosniaks (Bosnian Muslims) were tortured and killed there. Photographer: Patrick Robert

Bosnian Genocide, August 1992. Manjaca concentration camp near Prijedor, north-west Bosnia. Thousands of civilians, mostly Bosniaks (Bosnian Muslims) were tortured and killed there. Photographer: Patrick Robert

Bosnian Genocide, August 1992. Manjaca concentration camp near Prijedor, north-west Bosnia. Thousands of civilians, mostly Bosniaks (Bosnian Muslims) were tortured and killed there. Photographer: Antoine Gyori

Bosnian Genocide, August 1992. Manjaca concentration camp near Prijedor, north-west Bosnia. Thousands of civilians, mostly Bosniaks (Bosnian Muslims) were tortured and killed there. Photographer: Antoine Gyori

Bosnian Genocide, August 1992. Manjaca concentration camp near Prijedor, north-west Bosnia. Thousands of civilians, mostly Bosniaks (Bosnian Muslims) were tortured and killed there. Photographer: Isabel Ellsen

Bosnian Genocide, August 1992. Manjaca concentration camp near Prijedor, north-west Bosnia. Thousands of civilians, mostly Bosniaks (Bosnian Muslims) were tortured and killed there. Photographer: Isabel Ellsenq

Bosnian Genocide, August 1992. Manjaca concentration camp near Prijedor, north-west Bosnia. Thousands of civilians, mostly Bosniaks (Bosnian Muslims) were tortured and killed there. Photographer: Isabel Ellsen

Bosnian Genocide, August 1992. Manjaca concentration camp near Prijedor, north-west Bosnia. Thousands of civilians, mostly Bosniaks (Bosnian Muslims) were tortured and killed there. Photographer: Isabel Ellsen

Bosnian Genocide, August 1992. Manjaca concentration camp near Prijedor, north-west Bosnia. Thousands of civilians, mostly Bosniaks (Bosnian Muslims) were tortured and killed there. Photographer: Isabel Ellsen

Bosnian Genocide, August 1992. Manjaca concentration camp near Prijedor, north-west Bosnia. Thousands of civilians, mostly Bosniaks (Bosnian Muslims) were tortured and killed there. Photographer: Isabel Ellsen

Bosnian Genocide, August 1992. Manjaca concentration camp near Prijedor, north-west Bosnia. Thousands of civilians, mostly Bosniaks (Bosnian Muslims) were tortured and killed there. Photographer: Patrick Robert

Bosnian Genocide, August 1992. Manjaca concentration camp near Prijedor, north-west Bosnia. Thousands of civilians, mostly Bosniaks (Bosnian Muslims) were tortured and killed there. Photographer: Patrick Robert

Bosnian Genocide, August 1992. Manjaca concentration camp near Prijedor, north-west Bosnia. Thousands of civilians, mostly Bosniaks (Bosnian Muslims) were tortured and killed there. Photographer: Patrick Robert

Bosnian Genocide, August 1992. Manjaca concentration camp near Prijedor, north-west Bosnia. Thousands of civilians, mostly Bosniaks (Bosnian Muslims) were tortured and killed there. Photographer: Patrick Robert

Bosnian Genocide, 1992. Manjaca concentration camp near Prijedor, north-west Bosnia. Photographer: Isabel Ellsen

Bosnian Genocide, August 1992. Manjaca concentration camp near Prijedor, north-west Bosnia. Thousands of civilians, mostly Bosniaks (Bosnian Muslims) were tortured and killed there. Photographer: Isabel Ellsen

Bosnian Genocide, August 1992. Manjaca concentration camp near Prijedor, north-west Bosnia. Thousands of civilians, mostly Bosniaks (Bosnian Muslims) were tortured and killed there. Photographer: Patrick Robert

Bosnian Genocide, August 1992. Manjaca concentration camp near Prijedor, north-west Bosnia. Thousands of civilians, mostly Bosniaks (Bosnian Muslims) were tortured and killed there. Photographer: Patrick Robert

Bosnian Genocide, August 1992. Manjaca concentration camp near Prijedor, north-west Bosnia. Thousands of civilians, mostly Bosniaks (Bosnian Muslims) were tortured and killed there. Photographer: Patrick Robert

Bosnian Genocide, August 1992. Manjaca concentration camp near Prijedor, north-west Bosnia. Thousands of civilians, mostly Bosniaks (Bosnian Muslims) were tortured and killed there. Photographer: Patrick Robert

Bosnian Genocide, August 1992. Manjaca concentration camp near Prijedor, north-west Bosnia. Thousands of civilians, mostly Bosniaks (Bosnian Muslims) were tortured and killed there. Photographer: Patrick Robert

Bosnian Genocide, August 1992. Manjaca concentration camp near Prijedor, north-west Bosnia. Thousands of civilians, mostly Bosniaks (Bosnian Muslims) were tortured and killed there. Photographer: Patrick Robert

Bosnian Genocide, August 1992. Manjaca concentration camp near Prijedor, north-west Bosnia. Thousands of civilians, mostly Bosniaks (Bosnian Muslims) were tortured and killed there. Photographer: Patrick Robert

Bosnian Genocide, August 1992. Manjaca concentration camp near Prijedor, north-west Bosnia. Thousands of civilians, mostly Bosniaks (Bosnian Muslims) were tortured and killed there. Photographer: Patrick Robert


Bosnian Genocide, August 1992. Emaciated prisoners in the Manjaca concentration camp near Prijedor, north-west Bosnia. The camp was controlled by Lieutenant Colonel Bozidar Popovic.Thousands of civilians, mostly Bosniaks (Bosnian Muslims) were tortured and killed there. Photographer: Antoine Gyori

Bosnian Genocide, August 1992. Emaciated prisoners in the Manjaca concentration camp near Prijedor, north-west Bosnia. The camp was controlled by Lieutenant Colonel Bozidar Popovic.Thousands of civilians, mostly Bosniaks (Bosnian Muslims) were tortured and killed there. Photographer: Antoine Gyori


Bosnian Genocide, August 1992. Manjaca concentration camp near Prijedor, north-west Bosnia. Thousands of civilians, mostly Bosniaks (Bosnian Muslims) were tortured and killed there. Photographer: Isabel Ellsen

Bosnian Genocide, August 1992. Manjaca concentration camp near Prijedor, north-west Bosnia. Thousands of civilians, mostly Bosniaks (Bosnian Muslims) were tortured and killed there. Photographer: Isabel Ellsen

Bosnian Genocide, August 1992. Manjaca concentration camp near Prijedor, north-west Bosnia. Thousands of civilians, mostly Bosniaks (Bosnian Muslims) were tortured and killed there. Photographer: Isabel Ellsen

Bosnian Genocide, August 1992. Manjaca concentration camp near Prijedor, north-west Bosnia. Thousands of civilians, mostly Bosniaks (Bosnian Muslims) were tortured and killed there. Photographer: Isabel Ellsen

Bosnian Genocide, August 1992. Manjaca concentration camp near Prijedor, north-west Bosnia. Thousands of civilians, mostly Bosniaks (Bosnian Muslims) were tortured and killed there. Photographer: Patrick Robert

Bosnian Genocide, August 1992. Manjaca concentration camp near Prijedor, north-west Bosnia. Thousands of civilians, mostly Bosniaks (Bosnian Muslims) were tortured and killed there. Photographer: Patrick Robert

Bosnian Genocide, August 1992. Manjaca concentration camp near Prijedor, north-west Bosnia. Thousands of civilians, mostly Bosniaks (Bosnian Muslims) were tortured and killed there. Photographer: Pascal Le Segretain

Bosnian Genocide, August 1992. Manjaca concentration camp near Prijedor, north-west Bosnia. Thousands of civilians, mostly Bosniaks (Bosnian Muslims) were tortured and killed there. Photographer: Pascal Le Segretain


Bosnian Genocide, August 1992. Prisoner in the Manjaca concentration camp near Prijedor, north-west Bosnia. Thousands of civilians, mostly Bosniaks (Bosnian Muslims) were tortured and killed there. Photographer: Ron Haviv

Bosnian Genocide, August 1992. Prisoner in the Manjaca concentration camp near Prijedor, north-west Bosnia. Thousands of civilians, mostly Bosniaks (Bosnian Muslims) were tortured and killed there. Photographer: Ron Haviv

Bosnian Genocide, 1992. Manjaca concentration camp near Prijedor, north-west Bosnia. Photographer: Patrick Robert

Bosnian Genocide, August 1992. Manjaca concentration camp near Prijedor, north-west Bosnia. Thousands of civilians, mostly Bosniaks (Bosnian Muslims) were tortured and killed there.Photographer: Patrick Robert

Bosnian Genocide, August 1992. Manjaca concentration camp near Prijedor, north-west Bosnia. Thousands of civilians, mostly Bosniaks (Bosnian Muslims) were tortured and killed there. Photographer: Patrick Robert

Bosnian Genocide, August 1992. Manjaca concentration camp near Prijedor, north-west Bosnia. Thousands of civilians, mostly Bosniaks (Bosnian Muslims) were tortured and killed there. Photographer: Patrick Robert

Bosnian Genocide, August 1992. Manjaca concentration camp near Prijedor, north-west Bosnia. Thousands of civilians, mostly Bosniaks (Bosnian Muslims) were tortured and killed there. Photographer: Isabel Ellsen

Bosnian Genocide, August 1992. Manjaca concentration camp near Prijedor, north-west Bosnia. Thousands of civilians, mostly Bosniaks (Bosnian Muslims) were tortured and killed there. Photographer: Isabel Ellsen


Bosnian Genocide, August 1992. Prisoner in the Manjaca concentration camp near Prijedor, north-west Bosnia. Thousands of civilians, mostly Bosniaks (Bosnian Muslims) were tortured and killed there. Photographer: Ron Haviv

Bosnian Genocide, August 1992. Prisoner in the Manjaca concentration camp near Prijedor, north-west Bosnia. Thousands of civilians, mostly Bosniaks (Bosnian Muslims) were tortured and killed there. Photographer: Ron Haviv


Bosnian Genocide, August 1992. Manjaca concentration camp near Prijedor, north-west Bosnia. Thousands of civilians, mostly Bosniaks (Bosnian Muslims) were tortured and killed there. Photographer: Isabel Ellsen

Bosnian Genocide, August 1992. Manjaca concentration camp near Prijedor, north-west Bosnia. Thousands of civilians, mostly Bosniaks (Bosnian Muslims) were tortured and killed there. Photographer: Isabel Ellsen


Bosnian Genocide, August 1992. Tortured prisoner in the Manjaca concentration camp near Prijedor, north-west Bosnia. Thousands of civilians, mostly Bosniaks (Bosnian Muslims) were tortured and killed there. Photographer: Patrick Robert

Bosnian Genocide, August 1992. Tortured prisoner in the Manjaca concentration camp near Prijedor, north-west Bosnia. Thousands of civilians, mostly Bosniaks (Bosnian Muslims) were tortured and killed there. Photographer: Patrick Robert

Death Whispers at Omarska concentration camp in Bosnia

Death Whispers: Frightened Bosnian Muslim War Prisoners Voice Horror Behind the Pictures

Bosnian Genocide, Trnopolje concentration camp in 1992.

Bosnian Genocide, Trnopolje concentration camp in 1992.

By Peter Maass
The Bulletin
16 August 1992.

OMARSKA, Bosnia-Herzegovina — When the camp guards looked in another direction, the prisoners at the Serb-run detention camp here broke into nervous whispers.

“There is no doctor here,” one of them breathed. “As soon as you get sick you are shot.” Read the rest of this entry »

Court Ruling: Serbs Must Pay $5 Billion in Damages for Bosnian Genocide Victims

U.S. Jury Returns $4.5 Billion Verdict Against Former Bosnian Serb Leader Radovan Karadzic. Will Republika Srpska — a province in Bosnia-Herzegovina created as a result of ethnic cleansing and genocide — end up paying the bill, since Karadzic is broke?

Omarska Concentration Camp in Prijedor, Bosnia-Herzegovina

Photo of the Omarska concentration camp near Prijedor where Bosniak (Bosnian Muslim) and Croat (Bosnian Catholic) civilians were interned and brutally tortured for months by the Serb (Bosnian Orthodox) guards. Serbs repeatedly raped Bosniak and Croat women and children, including little girls - as young as 6 years old.

Background:
(Originally published on September 26, 2000. More recent commentary follows after this text)

NEW YORK — Former Bosnian Serb leader and indicted war criminal Radovan Karadzic has been ordered by a U.S. jury to pay $4.5 billion in damages for atrocities committed by his soldiers. The jury and judge hearing the civil case against Karadzic, who remains an international fugitive, said Monday that the United States can’t ignore genocide a world away. “It’s very important that the United States of America rises to the occasion when these things happen and we just don’t wait for the United Nations’ war crimes tribunal,” Judge Peter K. Leisure said in the Manhattan courtroom. Read the rest of this entry »