Bosnian Genocide has legal backing: In Prosecutor v Slobodan Milosevic, the International Criminal Tribunal rejected “motion for judgment of acquittal” and concluded that Genocide occurred in seven Bosnian municipalities, including Prijedor where Keraterm concentration camp was located. On 16 June 2004, the Court ruled:
“On the basis of the inference that may be drawn from this evidence, a Trial Chamber could be satisfied beyond reasonable doubt that there existed a joint criminal enterprise, which included members of the Bosnian Serb leadership, whose aim and intention was to destroy a part of the Bosnian Muslim population, and that genocide was in fact committed in Brcko, Prijedor, Sanski Most, Srebrenica, Bijeljina, Kljuc and Bosanski Novi. The genocidal intent of the Bosnian Serb leadership can be inferred from all the evidence, including the evidence set out in paragraphs 238 -245. The scale and pattern of the attacks, their intensity, the substantial number of Muslims killed in the seven municipalities, the detention of Muslims, their brutal treatment in detention centres and elsewhere, and the targeting of persons essential to the survival of the Muslims as a group are all factors that point to genocide.”
PHOTO #1. The building of the Keraterm concentration camp near Prijedor, north-west Bosnia. Thousands of Bosniak civilians were interned, tortured, raped and killed in this camp. Source: International Criminal Tribunal.
PHOTO #2: Muhamed Klipic, 21 from Prijedor, Bosnia. Following the Serb attack on Prijedor, Klipic was taken to the Keraterm concentration camp where he witnessed rape and was tortured. Photographed at a refugee camp in Posusje, Bosnia December 26, 1992. His mother Adila said her son has lost his mind and has regressed back to a small child. Source: Nina Berman.
PHOTO #3: Survivor of the Keraterm concentration camp, Muhamed Klipic, described what happened to him: “I was in a camp 3 months and 10 days in Keraterm. They beat me on my face and my hands. I was standing in the corner. They had guns pointed at me. They brought in a 12-year-old boy, a Serbian child. He beat me with an iron bar. Two or three days they beat me. They also brought in a girl, a Muslim (Bosniak) girl. They forced me to rape her. First they raped her and then we had to rape her. ” Source: Nina Berman
PHOTO #4: Monument to the victims of the Keraterm concentration camp reads: “On this location, in May of 1992, death camp ‘Keraterm’ was established where over 3,000 innocent people from Prijedor were detained, tortured or killed. Until August of 1992 in the Keraterm camp, more than 300 people were killed or missing from this camp.”