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January 31, 1993
The 9-month-old attempt to force "ethnic cleansing" on the population of Bosnia-Herzegovina has produced waves of shocking images. First, the photographs of skeletal Muslim men behind barbed wire in Serbian-held camps and the ruined, beseiged city of Sarajevo, where the onset of winter has made the battle even more deadly. And then reports on the fate of women and children, who compose three-quarters of the estimated 2.5 million people who have been forced from their homes in the conflict.
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March 30, 2000 | JOHN-THOR DAHLBURG, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Her face was hidden by a screen, her voice scrambled electronically. Identified as Victim No. 50, she opened her private chamber of horrors Wednesday, telling the world how she and women like her were forced to become the sexual property of Bosnian Serbs. "They would point their finger: 'You, you and you,' " said the rape victim, who was 16 at the time of her Bosnian war ordeal.
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NEWS
July 24, 1993 | CAROL J. WILLIAMS, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Five-month-old Muhammed smiles at the caress of his day-shift nanny, exposing two little bottom teeth and an innocence of the horror that gave him life and the stigma that stalks his future. Muhammed is one of the hundreds of infants born to Bosnian women who were raped, children of wartime atrocity who probably will never know a normal family life, especially as long as their country remains mired in deadly turmoil.
NEWS
August 3, 1999 | From Times Wire Services
A former Bosnian Serb police commander was flown to The Hague on Monday, hours after his arrest by NATO peacekeepers in Bosnia, to stand trial on charges of enslaving and raping Bosnian Muslim women during the 1992-1995 war. Radomir Kovac, 38, was detained early Monday in his apartment in Foca in southeastern Bosnia-Herzegovina.
NEWS
March 30, 2000 | JOHN-THOR DAHLBURG, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Her face was hidden by a screen, her voice scrambled electronically. Identified as Victim No. 50, she opened her private chamber of horrors Wednesday, telling the world how she and women like her were forced to become the sexual property of Bosnian Serbs. "They would point their finger: 'You, you and you,' " said the rape victim, who was 16 at the time of her Bosnian war ordeal.
NEWS
August 9, 1992 | ROY GUTMAN, NEWSDAY
Dressed in jungle fatigues and armed with knives and guns, the guards scoured the dark, crowded room with their flashlights, searching for girls to abduct for the night. Then one of them noticed 16-year-old S.T. "Get up," he ordered, rifle in hand. The teen-ager was led at gunpoint with three other girls to a covered green truck, where she was raped three times. She spoke on condition that she not be identified.
NEWS
March 10, 1998 | From Associated Press
A Bosnian Serb paramilitary officer pleaded guilty Monday to raping four Muslim women in an eastern Bosnian town in 1992. It marked the first time an international court won a conviction treating rape--in and of itself--as a war crime. Dragoljub Kunarac pleaded guilty to a crime against humanity. He is only the third suspect convicted by the U.N. court prosecuting atrocities in the former Yugoslav federation--and the first convicted of rape.
NEWS
August 3, 1999 | From Times Wire Services
A former Bosnian Serb police commander was flown to The Hague on Monday, hours after his arrest by NATO peacekeepers in Bosnia, to stand trial on charges of enslaving and raping Bosnian Muslim women during the 1992-1995 war. Radomir Kovac, 38, was detained early Monday in his apartment in Foca in southeastern Bosnia-Herzegovina.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
March 9, 1993 | SOMINI SENGUPTA, TIMES STAFF WRITER
More than 70 women, most dressed in funereal black, marched through Westwood on Monday in solidarity with rape victims in Bosnia-Herzegovina, calling on the U.S. government and the international community to prosecute the rape of Bosnian women as a war crime. Following a mock coffin draped with a red banner that read "20,000 Women Raped," members of the Women's Coalition Against Ethnic Cleansing and the Women's Action Coalition staged the observance on International Women's Day.
NEWS
March 6, 1996 | From Times Wire Reports
U.S. military officials said a U.S. soldier serving in Bosnia was raped and that they suspected Czech peacekeepers. However, Czech officials insisted that the woman consented to have sex with two Czech soldiers. The attack was reported to have occurred in central Bosnia on Saturday. It was the first reported rape complaint involving the NATO-led mission.
NEWS
March 14, 1998 | Associated Press
A U.N. war crimes tribunal rejected a Bosnian Serb's guilty plea to the 1992 rape of Muslim women, saying Friday that his lawyers had not fully briefed him. Dragoljub Kunarac pleaded guilty Monday to a charge that he raped two Bosnian Muslims. If accepted, Kunarac's plea would have handed the tribunal its third conviction overall and its first for rape. Kunarac pleaded not guilty to three other charges related to the same allegations.
NEWS
March 10, 1998 | From Associated Press
A Bosnian Serb paramilitary officer pleaded guilty Monday to raping four Muslim women in an eastern Bosnian town in 1992. It marked the first time an international court won a conviction treating rape--in and of itself--as a war crime. Dragoljub Kunarac pleaded guilty to a crime against humanity. He is only the third suspect convicted by the U.N. court prosecuting atrocities in the former Yugoslav federation--and the first convicted of rape.
NEWS
March 6, 1996 | From Times Wire Reports
U.S. military officials said a U.S. soldier serving in Bosnia was raped and that they suspected Czech peacekeepers. However, Czech officials insisted that the woman consented to have sex with two Czech soldiers. The attack was reported to have occurred in central Bosnia on Saturday. It was the first reported rape complaint involving the NATO-led mission.
NEWS
June 2, 1994 | STANLEY MEISLER, TIMES STAFF WRITER
The U.N. commission on Balkan war crimes issued its final report Wednesday, saying that strong evidence in the former Yugoslav federation indicates that Serbian commanders violated international law by pursuing deliberate policies of "ethnic cleansing" and rape. "The crimes committed have been particularly brutal and ferocious in their execution" and "the magnitude of victimization is clearly enormous," the commission said.
NEWS
July 24, 1993 | CAROL J. WILLIAMS, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Five-month-old Muhammed smiles at the caress of his day-shift nanny, exposing two little bottom teeth and an innocence of the horror that gave him life and the stigma that stalks his future. Muhammed is one of the hundreds of infants born to Bosnian women who were raped, children of wartime atrocity who probably will never know a normal family life, especially as long as their country remains mired in deadly turmoil.
NEWS
March 31, 1993 | Associated Press
A military court convicted two Serbs of war crimes on Tuesday and sentenced them to death by firing squad for atrocities that included slitting the throats of POWs and raping Muslim women. No date was set for the executions of Borislav Herak, 22, and Sretko Damjanovic, 31. Defense attorneys said they will appeal. Herak, his head slightly bowed as the sentence was read, confessed to killing 30 war prisoners and civilians, including a dozen Muslim women he first raped.
NEWS
March 14, 1998 | Associated Press
A U.N. war crimes tribunal rejected a Bosnian Serb's guilty plea to the 1992 rape of Muslim women, saying Friday that his lawyers had not fully briefed him. Dragoljub Kunarac pleaded guilty Monday to a charge that he raped two Bosnian Muslims. If accepted, Kunarac's plea would have handed the tribunal its third conviction overall and its first for rape. Kunarac pleaded not guilty to three other charges related to the same allegations.
NEWS
March 31, 1993 | Associated Press
A military court convicted two Serbs of war crimes on Tuesday and sentenced them to death by firing squad for atrocities that included slitting the throats of POWs and raping Muslim women. No date was set for the executions of Borislav Herak, 22, and Sretko Damjanovic, 31. Defense attorneys said they will appeal. Herak, his head slightly bowed as the sentence was read, confessed to killing 30 war prisoners and civilians, including a dozen Muslim women he first raped.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
March 9, 1993 | SOMINI SENGUPTA, TIMES STAFF WRITER
More than 70 women, most dressed in funereal black, marched through Westwood on Monday in solidarity with rape victims in Bosnia-Herzegovina, calling on the U.S. government and the international community to prosecute the rape of Bosnian women as a war crime. Following a mock coffin draped with a red banner that read "20,000 Women Raped," members of the Women's Coalition Against Ethnic Cleansing and the Women's Action Coalition staged the observance on International Women's Day.
MAGAZINE
January 31, 1993
The 9-month-old attempt to force "ethnic cleansing" on the population of Bosnia-Herzegovina has produced waves of shocking images. First, the photographs of skeletal Muslim men behind barbed wire in Serbian-held camps and the ruined, beseiged city of Sarajevo, where the onset of winter has made the battle even more deadly. And then reports on the fate of women and children, who compose three-quarters of the estimated 2.5 million people who have been forced from their homes in the conflict.
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