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300 bosnian muslims visited in Yugoslavia

09-08-1995 News Release 32

An ICRC team visited 299 men and one woman on 4 August who had fled Zepa, in Bosnia, to seek refuge in Serbia. Following formal authorization from the Federal Republic of Yugoslavia, which is housing them in a former children's holiday camp, delegates went to see them and register their identities. Each had an opportunity to write Red Cross messages (personal messages to relatives) and was interviewed in private.

" Their age ranged from 15 to 50 " , said Josué Anselmo, a delegate on the visiting team. " They looked exhausted since most of them had walked for five days to reach Serbia; they were absolutely determined to flee the war and its effects " . The ICRC has received permission for further visits to the group.