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Bosnian women kidnapped, raped
BBC News ^ | July 26 2002

Posted on 07/26/2002 3:47:03 PM PDT by knighthawk

Six women were raped, beaten and tortured after being abducted from a Bosnian nightclub by 15 armed men, UN officials have said.

Five of the women were later released, but a sixth has still not be found.

The women, from Romania and Moldova, were kidnapped from the club in Kiseljak, near the capital Sarajevo, on Monday night.

The reason for the attack is unclear, though local media have suggested it may have been revenge for an unpaid debt.

Flourishing trade

After their release, the women were taken to hospital where they were treated "without dignity and respect, which is absolutely unacceptable," UN spokesman Fred Eckhard said.

The incident was uncovered by the UN special unit which seeks out women abused or forced into the sex industry in the Balkans.

The UN is reported to be interviewing the women to see whether they were working as prostitutes against their will.

Prostitution - often of women from poorer eastern European countries such as Moldova and Romania - has flourished in Bosnia since the break-up of Yugoslavia.

The UN unit has raided almost 600 nightclubs so far, searching mainly for under-age girls.

However, doubts have been cast on the UN personnel's commitment to stamp out the problem, as many of the soldiers and officers serving are alleged to be regular clients of the nightclubs.


TOPICS: News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: albania; balkans; bosnia; kidnapped; raped; un; unitednations; unlist; woman

1 posted on 07/26/2002 3:47:03 PM PDT by knighthawk
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To: MizSterious; rebdov; Nix 2; green lantern; BeOSUser; Brad's Gramma; dreadme; keri; Turk2; ...
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2 posted on 07/26/2002 3:47:32 PM PDT by knighthawk
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3 posted on 07/26/2002 3:49:19 PM PDT by knighthawk
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To: knighthawk
Girls from Moldova and Romania are presumably Christian, almost certainly not Moslem. The armed men who raped them are very probably Moslem.
4 posted on 07/26/2002 3:55:49 PM PDT by aristeides
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To: knighthawk
However, doubts have been cast on the UN personnel's commitment to stamp out the problem, as many of the soldiers and officers serving are alleged to be regular clients of the nightclubs.

I'm absolutely shocked! </SARCASM>

7 posted on 07/26/2002 4:39:28 PM PDT by facedown
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To: *balkans; *UN_List
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8 posted on 07/26/2002 5:07:30 PM PDT by Libertarianize the GOP
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To: aristeides
The armed men who raped them are very probably Moslem.

Yep, had they been Serbs, it would have been mentioned.

9 posted on 07/26/2002 6:04:46 PM PDT by Great Dane
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To: knighthawk
Amazing how former Yugoslavia is turned into a UN-led brothel, with pimp degenerates like paddy ashdown and the main pimp khauffi() ahnnahn. Well it's probably a crime against humanity not to have slavery, just when you figured it being abolished...
Must be convenient that it's slave trade with white Christian women, otherwise it would be racism!

Western officials 'colluding with people traffickers'

Revealed: Scandal of the teenage sex slaves

.... UN

10 posted on 07/26/2002 6:27:39 PM PDT by OriginalHeyduke
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To: Great Dane
Not only mentioned but , SHOUTED!!!
11 posted on 07/26/2002 6:45:38 PM PDT by crazykatz
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