Tuesday, September 02, 2014


Bosnia

Amnesty International Seeks Justice For Bosnian Rape Victims

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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