Reference : V-P-XZ-E-00048
Date : 20/09/2014
Country/Region : KOSOVO
Caption : Zhabel/Zabel. Women help a family member to overcome the grief at the funeral of four villagers who had been killed during the Kosovo armed conflict of 1998-1999, and who had been missing for fifteen years.
Photographer : COHEN, Nadia Shira
Confidentiality level : public
Publication restrictions : publication without restrictions
Copyright : ICRC
Description : The remains of these four villagers were recently exhumed at a gravesite in Rudnica, Raska, Southern Serbia, which was located in an old quarry, after years of search, in December 2013. The site was discovered thanks to the joint efforts of relevant stakeholders within the frame of the ICRC chaired Working Group on Missing Persons. Satellite images from the period of March - June 1999 shared within that mechanism were of critical relevance to determining the
location of the site. Fifty-two (52) sets of human remains and a number of body parts belonging to persons who went missing during the 1998-99 Kosovo armed conflict were exhumed between December and June 2014. Forensic experts from the Kosovo Department of Forensic Medicine,
EULEX, ICMP and ICRC participated to and oversaw, as active observers, the works carried out at the site under the authority of the Serbian War Crimes prosecution. Between August and October 2014 all remains were handed over to EULEX on three separate occasions.
Original material : digital
Resolution : 4000x2667
Orientation : landscape
Colour/B&W : colour