Sunday, April 20, 2014


Bosnia

Amnesty International Seeks Justice For Bosnian Rape Victims

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Rights group Amnesty International has urged authorities in Bosnia's Serbian entity, the Republika Srpska, to make reparations for victims of wartime rape.

Amnesty International's Lejla Hadzimesic said on November 1 her organization had asked Bosnian Serb officials to provide financial compensation for the victims as well as medical and psychological care.

The group said in a statement that the Bosnian Serb authorities have not made any meaningful attempts to address the needs of the victims.

Tens of thousands of women were raped during Bosnia's 1992-95 war between the country's Bosniaks (Muslims), Serbs, and Croats.

Based on reporting by AP and Voanews.com

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