Grcki dokumentarac o masovnom silovanju u Visegradu iz 2007. godine.
*Nuni is 51 years old. During the war she was raped and held in the hotel Vilina Vlas that at the time acted as a concentration camp.
-Nuni, can you remember how everything started? Can you describe that day to us?
I can’t remember the dates anymore. They abused me. They called me by my name. The reason I was abused was because my brother-in-law and his wife lived in Germany. They thought our home was full of gold. The other reason is because I am from Vikoso and the war broke out in that region. The third reason is because my husband worked in Sarajevo and that was where my son was born.
In reality, they first asked for DM500. After I gave them them they asked for more. They took things from the house and wouldn’t let us come back in. they were with Arkan, Sesel, the “White Eagles”… Some supported Milosevic, Mladic, Karadzic…
They were all against me. I fought my way into my sister-in-law’s house. It was all I could do. I didn’t know Lelek nor Lukic.
They then took my husband to the Ministry of Public Order and beat him. He came home bruised and deformed. When I asked him who beat him he said it was Lelek. Lelek came to my sister-in-law’s house and beat me, asking for money.
They carried on kicking and beating me and that was when they raped me for the first time. The members of their army starting raping me. I don’t even know who they were. Some of them were wearing badges with knives on them. The first couple of days were a nightmare. I saw my son and husband and I signalled them to hide but my son didn’t get the chance.
They threw me on the floor and raped me again. They then took me outside and left me bleeding in the garden. My son ran outside shouting “leave my mother alone!”. He picked up a knife and ran. When they saw him they shouted “Come here you Turk!”. They grabbed him by the hair – he had long hair – pulled his head back and stabbed him in the throat.
*Nuradin Asteric is a gynaecologist in Sarajevo. During the war he examined dozens of raped women. He recorded their names and accounts to hand over to the authorities at a later date.
– How did you first come into contact with these women?
In the summer of 1992 I was working in Novi Pazar. I had a clinic there and we were offering free tests to all refugees. The clinic was called Alicena and we had all areas of medicine. Our doctors were from all Yugoslav minorities.
Novi Pazar was under occupation, there were soldiers everywhere.
I remember four buses arriving which were packed and no one dared come out. It was mainly elderly people, children and women. We couldn’t get them to leave the bus and come out for some food. No one would, they all thought they were going to get killed.
The first group was from Foca. They were afraid of people and none of them wanted to talk. When they began to talk about what had happened they began to cry. They couldn’t talk…
They each helped each other with the narration and then put their head in their hands and cry.
Some were pregnant, others had scars from cigarette burns under their breasts, arms and belly.
– What was the worst case you saw?
I remember one who was raped by Zeiko Rasevic. He told her she’d be his girlfriend and that he would look after her and visit her every night. She fled to a neighbour’s house however, and they found her and put her in a truck full of other women.
During the night they stopped at a Chetnik check point. They hit her mother and said “You need to get out and your mother and children can stay on the bus”. She protested, the children were shouting and crying, tugging at her clothes. They were holding on to her. They dragged her out along with all the other women on the bus.