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«I just want to know how my sons died» – bringing home Bosnia’s dead

Mosaic

«Fikret Bačić, who takes my notebook and writes a list of the names of his extended family who went missing during the last week of July 1992. It takes him a long time; there are 29 of them, including his mother Sehriša, his wife Ninka, son Nermin, who was 12, daughter Nermina, who was six, four brothers including Zijad’s father, three sisters, several aunts, uncles and cousins. Of the 29, 19 are children; the youngest was two.»

Gut-wrenching. And a – I use this word sparingly – must-read.

Published in Weekly Filet #257 In collections: Unputdownable Stories, Best of 2017

The Uncounted

The New York Times Magazine

Sorry for being a bit heavy on war in this issue, but this investigation is too important not to be recommended. The NYT has taken a closer look at «the most precise war in history» and tells the story of an Iraqi man who lost his family in a precise strike on what never should have been a target. If you prefer to listen, the story was also told in «The Daily».

Published in Weekly Filet #257

Syria: Human Slaughterhouse

Amnesty International

As if that war wasn’t horrific enough already: Amnesty reports that up to 13’000 people have been tortured and killed in a single prison in Syria. And it gets worse once you get into the details of the report. Do read it anyway.

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