Monday, October 05, 2009

Raped women in Bosnia continue to be denied justice...

Successive governments of Bosnia and Herzegovina have failed to provide justice for thousands of women and girls who were raped during the 1992-1995 war, a new Amnesty International report reveals.

Launched at a press conference in Sarajevo, Amnesty's 82-page report, 'Whose Justice? The women of Bosnia and Herzegovina are still waiting', details how thousands of rape survivors are still denied justice and reparation, while those responsible walk free, sometimes within the same community.

Many survivors still suffer post-traumatic stress disorders and other psychological problems, yet receive little support, it says.

The report is based on extensive research by Amnesty International, whose representatives met with survivors of sexual violence, support organisations, local NGOs, government officials and representatives of the international community. More...

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