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Kosovo War Rape Survivor Seeks Attacker’s Prosecution (Balkan Insight)

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Shyhrete Tahiri-Sylejmani filed a criminal complaint to Kosovo’s Special Prosecution for War Crimes on Monday in an attempt to ensure that her attacker during the 1998-99 war is prosecuted.

“I am here today to share the pain I hold in my soul and to represent all the mothers, women, sisters and brothers who share the same pain as me and give them courage,” Tahiri-Sylejmani told a press conference in front of the Special Prosecution building.

“It is not easy to share this pain, which breaks the heart and soul, but I am here to seek justice,” she added.

Tahiri-Sylejmani is one of the few Kosovo Albanian survivors of wartime sexual violence to speak publicly, following the example of Vasfije Krasniqi-Goodman, who spoke out last year about how she was raped by Serbian police in her village in 1999, when she was 16 years old.


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