The Seattle Times


Friday, March 8, 2013

Bosnian woman helped make rape a war crime

Nusreta Sivac stands at the gate of Omarska, an iron ore mine outside her native town of Prijedor, west of Sarajevo on Tuesday. During Bosnia's 1992-95 war, the mine was used by Bosnian Serbs to detain and torture thousands of Muslim Bosnians, including Sivac. After the war, Sivac begun collecting testimonies of other rape victims with a view to making a UN war crimes court in The Hague recognize it as a war crime.