Rape

Bosnia-Herzegovina: Rape, Forced Removal, Genocide

Update: 
UPDATE
Date: 
1995 Aug 1

On July 11, 1995, the town of Srebrenica was overrun and captured by Bosnian Serb forces. Srebrenica had been declared a "safe area" by the United Nations in the summer of 1993 and United Nations peacekeepers were stationed in Srebrenica when it fell to the Bosnian Serbs. Numerous atrocities were reported by fleeing refugees, mostly women, children and the elderly, who initially went to Potocari, where United Nations peacekeepers guided them to factory buildings for the night and assured them that they would be safe.

What You Can Do: 

Continue to use the poster below to highlight the ongoing atrocities in Bosnia-Herzegovina—get it published in local newspapers, put it on billboards, hand it out at public events. Send copies of ads or photos of the poster, or the poster itself, to your President, Prime Minister, elected representatives, and government officials responsible for foreign affairs, and to Mr. Boutros Boutros-Ghali, Secretary General of the United Nations, New York, New York 10017. Call for immediate and effective action to stop the genocidal rape and killing in Bosnia-Herzegovina and call for international action to ensure the prompt arrest and trial of Radovan Karadzic, Ratko Mladic, and others indicted by the United Nations International Criminal Tribunal.

WANTED
Radovan Karadzic
RADOVAN KARADZIC
FOR MASS RAPE AND MURDER
IN BOSNIA-HERZEGOVINA

Bosnia-Herzegovina: Mass Rape, Forced Pregnancy, Genocide

Update: 
UPDATE
Date: 
1994 Apr 1

In February 1993 Equality Now sent Feryal Gharahi, a Moslem lawyer and Vice-Chair of Equality Now, to Croatia and Bosnia-Herzegovina where she documented the use of systematic mass rape and forced pregnancy as part of the Serbian genocidal "ethnic cleansing" policy. In June 1993 Feryal Gharahi returned to Croatia and travelled to the border of Bosnia-Herzegovina where she interviewed UNHCR officials, relief workers, and a number of recently arrived refugees.

What You Can Do: 

Use the poster on the reverse side of this page to highlight the ongoing atrocities in Bosnia-Herzegovina—get it published in local newspapers, put it on billboards, hand it out at public events. Send copies of ads or photos of the poster, or the poster itself, to your President, Prime Minister, elected representatives, and government officials responsible for foreign affairs, and to Mr. Boutros Boutros-Ghali, Secretary General of the United Nations, New York, New York 10017. Call for immediate action to stop the genocidal rape and killing in Bosnia-Herzegovina and call for the swift prosecution of war criminals such as Radovan Karadzic by the International Tribunal.

WANTED

Radovan Karadzic

RADOVAN KARADZIC
FOR MASS RAPE AND MURDER
IN BOSNIA-HERZEGOVINA

Bosnia-Herzegovina: Mass Rape, Forced Pregnancy, Genocide

Update: 
UPDATE
Date: 
1993 Jun 1

In February 1993, Equality Now sent Feryal Gharahi, a Muslim lawyer and Vice-Chair of Equality Now, to Croatia and Bosnia-Herzegovina, where she documented the use of systematic mass rape and forced pregnancy as part of the Serbian genocidal "ethnic cleansing" policy. In June 1993, Feryal Gharahi returned to Croatia and travelled to the border of Bosnia-Herzegovina, where she interviewed UNHCR officials, relief workers, and a number of recently arrived refugees.

What You Can Do: 

Use the poster below to highlight the ongoing atrocities in Bosnia-Herzegovina—get it published in local newspapers, put it on billboards, hand it out at public events. Send copies of ads or photos of the poster, or the poster itself, to your President, Prime Minister, elected representatives, and government officials responsible for foreign affairs, and to the Secretary General of the United Nations, New York, New York 10017. Call for immediate action to stop the genocidal rape and killing in Bosnia-Herzegovina. Try to send the poster and other messages of protest directly to Radovan Karadzic by fax at 38-11-235-1213.

WANTED

Radovan Karadzic

RADOVAN KARADZIC
FOR MASS RAPE AND MURDER
IN BOSNIA-HERZEGOVINA

Bosnia-Herzegovina: Mass Rape, Forced Pregnancy, Genocide

Update: 
Not an update
Date: 
1993 Feb 1

In February 1993, Equality Now sent Feryal Gharahi, a Muslim lawyer and a board member of Equality Now, to Croatia and Bosnia-Herzegovina. Here are some of her findings:

What You Can Do: 

Use the poster below to encourage discussion in the media and elsewhere of the personal responsibility that leaders such as Radovan Karadzic have for the ongoing atrocities in Bosnia-Herzegovina. Get the poster published in local newspapers, put it on billboards, hand it out at public events. Send copies of ads or photos of the poster, or the poster itself, to your government representatives and to the Security Council at the United Nations, New York, New York 10017. Call for immediate action to stop the genocidal rape and killing in Bosnia-Herzegovina. You can also try to send the poster and other messages of protest directly to Radovan Karadzic by fax at 38-11-235-1213.

WANTED

RADOVAN KARADZIC
FOR MASS RAPE AND MURDER
IN BOSNIA-HERZEGOVINA

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