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Resource ID: #17379
Subject: Human Rights
Source: The Observer (London)
Date: Apr. 16


"This story exposes the drama of the thousands of Kosovar Albanian women who were raped by Serbian forces in the run-up to the 1999 NATO bombing campaign - women whose plight had otherwise been ignored by the international community." The correspondent reveals that "up to 20,000 women were raped during the Kosovan carnage." "The story reveals how taboo not only brought social stigma on the women, but ultimately caused international organisations to cover-up the crimes as well." It also "describes rape-babies came to be abandoned across Kosovo."

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