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An Exclusive Peek Inside 'The Hague Hilton'

Bosnian photographer Damir Sagolj was granted exclusive access to "The Hague Hilton," the international war crimes detention center, where accused war criminals live while on trial. He's the first journalist ever allowed inside.

Bosnian photographer Damir Sagolj was granted exclusive access to "The Hague Hilton," the international war crimes detention center, where accused war criminals live while on trial. He's the first journalist ever allowed inside.
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Bosnian photographer Damir Sagolj was granted exclusive access to "The Hague Hilton," the international war crimes detention center, where accused war criminals live while on trial. He's the first journalist ever allowed inside.

The view from inside a cell
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The view from inside a cell

An unoccupied cell
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An unoccupied cell

An unoccupied cell
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An unoccupied cell

The view from inside a room for visits
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The view from inside a room for visits

Serb, Croat, and Muslim signs are seen on the wall of a balcony at the Detention Unit.
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Serb, Croat, and Muslim signs are seen on the wall of a balcony at the Detention Unit.

Posters with pictures of people indicted for war crimes from 2004 and 2011 are seen at the ICTY.
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Posters with pictures of people indicted for war crimes from 2004 and 2011 are seen at the ICTY.

Tennis and basketball courts are seen in the yard of the Detention Unit.
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Tennis and basketball courts are seen in the yard of the Detention Unit.

Security guards exercise at a gym shared with those accused of war crimes.
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Security guards exercise at a gym shared with those accused of war crimes.

Tennis and basketball courts in the yard of the Detention Unit
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Tennis and basketball courts in the yard of the Detention Unit

Food is left on a pingpong table in a kitchen in one of the wings of the Detention Unit.
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Food is left on a pingpong table in a kitchen in one of the wings of the Detention Unit.

Tennis racquets and balls are left outside a gym at the Detention Unit.
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Tennis racquets and balls are left outside a gym at the Detention Unit.

Boxes full of audio-visual recordings are stored on shelves.
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Boxes full of audio-visual recordings are stored on shelves.

Boxes of evidence
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Boxes of evidence

Chairs for the accused are seen in a waiting room just outside a courtroom at the International Criminal Tribunal for the former Yugoslavia.
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Chairs for the accused are seen in a waiting room just outside a courtroom at the International Criminal Tribunal for the former Yugoslavia.

Former Bosnian Serb leader Radovan Karadzic talks to his defense team in a courtroom at the ICTY.
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Former Bosnian Serb leader Radovan Karadzic talks to his defense team in a courtroom at the ICTY.

An oath is written in different languages and left on the witness chair in a courtroom at the International Criminal Tribunal for the former Yugoslavia.
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An oath is written in different languages and left on the witness chair in a courtroom at the International Criminal Tribunal for the former Yugoslavia.

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