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Starved detainees at the Omarska camp, ITN pictures that went around the world
Starved detainees at the Omarska camp, ITN pictures that went around the world

Omarska is a locality near Prijedor is a town in Bosnia and Herzegovina. Categories: Cities and towns in Bosnia and Herzegovina | Bosnia and Herzegovina geography stubs ... Prijedor in northwestern Bosnia and Herzegovina (officially Bosna i Hercegovina, shortened to BiH, also in English variously written Bosnia-Herzegovina, Bosnia and Hercegovina, Bosnia-Hercegovina) is a mountainous country in the western Balkans. Its capital is Sarajevo and it was formerly one of the six federal units constituting Yugoslavia. The republic gained its... Bosnia and Herzegovina. It includes an old iron mine and ore processing plant.

Omarska gained worldwide infamy as the location for a detention or A concentration camp is a large detention center created for political opponents, aliens, specific ethnic or religious groups, civilians of a critical war-zone, or other groups of people, often during a war. The term refers to situations where the internees are persons selected for their conformance to broad criteria... concentration camp set up by the authorities of the Today, Republika Srpska is the poorer political entity in Bosnia and Herzegovina. Miscellaneous 1994 Postage Stamp In 1992, the new government of RS issued postage stamps and currency -- prized abroad by collectors. Republika Srpska does not have its own Internet domain name (nor does the Federation), but its institutions do... Republika Srpska during the 1992 is a leap year starting on Wednesday of the Gregorian calendar. Events January January - The Internet Society is formed. January 1 Boutros Boutros-Ghali of Egypt replaces Javier Pérez de Cuéllar of Peru as United Nations Secretary-General George H. W. Bush becomes the first... 1992- 1995 was a common year starting on Sunday of the Gregorian calendar. It was the first year of the International Decade of the Worlds Indigenous People (1995- 2005): http://www.unesco.org/culture/indigenous/ Events January January 1 Austria, Finland and Sweden enter the European Union Fred West, accused... 1995 This is the history of Bosnia and Herzegovina. See also the history of Yugoslavia, history of Europe, and history of present-day nations and states. Ancient history Bosnia has been inhabited at least since Neolithic times. In the early Bronze Age, the Neolithic population was replaced by more warlike tribes... war in Bosnia. It was officially termed investigation centre and the detainees were Bosniaks (natively: Bošnjaci) are South Slavs descended from those who converted to Islam during the Ottoman period (15th-19th century). Bosniaks are named after Bosnia, a small country in the west Balkans. It is important to note that not all of the Muslim peoples of the Balkans are... Bosnian Muslim and Croats (Croatian: Hrvati) are a south Slavic people mostly living in Croatia and Bosnia and Herzegovina (where theyre one of the constitutive nations). Autochthonous Croat minorities exist in Vojvodina (northern Serbia) and in the Austrian province of Burgenland as well as bordering areas of western Hungary and Slovakia. There... Croat men that the Serbs (in the Serbian language Срби, Srbi) are a south Slavic people living chiefly in Serbia and Montenegro and Bosnia and Herzegovina. Population Most Serbs live in the traditional Serbian heartland of Serbia and Montenegro. Large Serb populations also live in Croatia (largely in the entity that... Serbs accused of paramilitary activities.

Persons indicted at the The International Criminal Tribunal for the former Yugoslavia is a body of the United Nations established to prosecute war crimes in the former Yugoslavia. The tribunal functions as an ad-hoc independent court and is located in The Hague. It was established by Resolution 827 of the UN Security Council... ICTY regarding the mistreatment of prisoners at Omarska have included:

  • Momčilo Gruban
  • Duško Knežević
  • Željko Meakić

See also

  • Keraterm, another camp for investigation of suspected paramilitaries
  • Trnopolje, a camp for civilians
  • Manjača, a camp for prisoners of war

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Omarska - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia (214 words)
Omarska (Serbian Cyrillic: Омарска) is a locality near Prijedor in northwestern Bosnia and Herzegovina.
Omarska gained worldwide infamy as the location of a detention or Omarska concentration camp set up by the authorities of the Republika Srpska during the 1992-1995 war in Bosnia.
Once the news of the camp spread internationally with the camp director claiming there were no women there, most of the women were let go, forced to walk 20km until they reached Prijedor, where their homes had been taken over and inhabited by Serbs.
Omarska camp - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia (0 words)
Omarska camp was a detention camp (also referred to as prison and concentration camp) in Omarska mining town near Prijedor in northern Bosnia and Herzegovina during the Bosnian War from 1992 to 1995.
The objective of the camp was the permanent removal by force of non-Serb inhabitants from the territory of the planned Serbian state (Republika Srpska).
After the war two mass graves were found near and related to killings at Omarska counting total of 773 bodies.
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