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Amnesty urges justice for Bosnia wartime rape victims

Publisher Radio Free Europe/Radio Liberty
Publication Date 29 March 2012
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March 29, 2012

Amnesty International has urged Bosnia to handle cases of women raped during the 1990s war, saying most attackers remain unpunished more than 16 years since the conflict ended.

Jezerca Tigani, Amnesty's International's Europe and Central Asia program deputy director, on March 29 said in Sarajevo that the Bosnian government also should follow through with a 2010 pledge to establish a national program for women who were victims of sexual violence during and after the war.

Thousands of women, mostly Muslim, were raped during Bosnia's 1992-1995 conflict.

Local authorities have never compiled statistics, but Amnesty International estimates the number of rape victims at between 20,000 and 50,000.

Based on reporting by AFP and Balkan Insight

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