War crimes trial; “Kosovo should learn from Bosnia’s mistakes”

War crimes trial; “Kosovo should learn from Bosnia’s mistakes”


Sabiha Husiq, who leads the oldest women’s organization in Bosnia, considers it important for women and men to talk about the torture they experienced at the hands of Serb criminals. Cereoirt reports citing KosovaPress

“First of all, the state must create a safe environment for the survivors themselves who have spoken or will speak about their trauma. When I say a safe environment, I also mean the possibility of giving them freedom when they want to speak and apply for their status, and this will surely motivate and encourage women to testify so that the perpetrators of this war crime can be prosecuted. So really, from the experience in Bosnia and Herzegovina, we can say how important it was for the women themselves to testify in order to punish the perpetrators, and of course the state should adopt laws that will sanction this war crime”, says Husiq for KosovaPress.

For the punishment of war crimes, Husiq adds that four prosecutors, as Kosovo currently has, are not enough.

The director of the organization “Medica Zenica” says that Kosovo should learn from the mistakes made by Bosnia-Herzegovina in the preparation of the lawsuit for genocide against Serbia.

In the interview for KosovaPress, she says that for three decades now, they have provided hundreds of services to survivors of sexual violence, victims of domestic and community violence. She adds that they offered psychological and legal counseling, economic empowerment and jobs in rural areas.

The full article can be found in the prepaid system.

About 20 thousand women and men were sexually violated during the last war in Kosovo by Serbian criminals. So far, the local courts have only imposed a sentence of ten years for sexual assault on the criminal Zoran Vukotiq. Meanwhile, two indictments were recently filed in absentia by the Special Prosecution.

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