Genocide in Bosnia

Bosnian Genocide, 1992-1995

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Some Acts are Not Forgivable, Genocidal Rapes in Bosnia

Bosnian Muslim Rape Victims (Bosnian Genocide)

An 18-year old Bosnian Muslim rape victim (September 1992, Bosnian Genocide). Photo by Nina Berman, Sipa Press

An 18-year-old Muslim woman in Bosnia recovers one day after aborting a pregnancy resulting from rape in September 1992. This rape occurred three years before the Srebrenica genocide. Rape was used systematically as an instrument of war in the Bosnian genocide. Photo by Nina Berman/NOOR. (note: lower quality photo posted for ‘fair use’ only, non-profit/educational purposes, full credits given to photographer) Please visit Nina Berman’s blog for more photos.

“I was sent to the special department for the pregnant women at Foca (see: Foca Genocide). I had one month to go. For one month nobody touched us, and then Chetnik soldiers visited us, and took all our gold and took two women from our room at 3 a.m. One of those women had given birth to a dead baby before that and the other was three months pregnant. They brought them back at 9 a.m. The next night they came back and took four women, the two from before and another two, who had newborn babies. It happened every night. They came and took those four women all the time. When I noticed someone was coming in the evening hours…I hid under a sink in a cupboard. Everything else was like normal. We got food for the children. A Serb doctor told us the soldiers wouldn’t touch us…and we didn’t tell them anything. I gave birth to my daughter Aida there. After some months, Munira and the other women were told they would be freed in a prisoner exchange. One evening some soldiers came with vehicles to take us. I thought we would be killed. Dr Cancar saved us. Don’t worry, my children while I’m here nothing will happen to you. And at that moment one of the soldiers took away the woman who had had the stillborn baby…” Read the rest of this entry »

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January 4, 2011 at 4:20 am