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Amnesty International seeks justice for Bosnian rape victims

Publisher Radio Free Europe/Radio Liberty
Publication Date 1 November 2012
Cite as Radio Free Europe/Radio Liberty, Amnesty International seeks justice for Bosnian rape victims, 1 November 2012, available at: http://www.refworld.org/docid/509b8b0bc.html [accessed 24 September 2014]
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November 01, 2012

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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