Azra Basic/Croatian war criminal, arrested for torture

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  1. Missizzy

    Missizzy New Member

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    If the allegations are true, I take issue with this headline. The woman might have been kind to clients in the US but what about the victims in Croatia? Weren't their lives shattered or brought to a violent end?



    http://news.yahoo.com/s/ap/20110317...DeW5faGVhZGxpbmVfbGlzdARzbGsDdG9ydHVyZWNoYXJn

    Torture charges shatter Croatian's quiet Ky. life

    "STANTON, Ky. – If Azra Basic needed a place to run from the bloody aftermath of the breakup of Yugoslavia, her small-town Kentucky neighbors said she found it. The Croatian woman locals knew as "Issabella" settled years ago in this rural, hilly area and took jobs bathing elderly nursing home patients and working at a sandwich factory.

    This week, acquaintances were shocked to hear the secret that Bosnian war crimes investigators said Basic has been hiding for two decades. As a soldier in the Croatian army, she killed a prisoner and tortured others by forcing them to drink human blood and gasoline, authorities said. She was arrested on Tuesday by federal agents...."

    and

    "....According to court documents, the 52-year-old Basic (BOSH) is charged with fatally stabbing a prisoner in the neck in 1992 during the bloody conflict in eastern Europe. Court documents accuse her of numerous other atrocities, including: setting a prisoner ablaze, pulling out prisoners' fingernails with pliers, ripping off a man's ear with pliers and carving crosses and the letter "S" into another man's flesh...."

    and

    "...."She's a pretty nice person....."


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