Jolie Cried During UN Trip To Bosnia

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Actress and director Angelina Jolie cried during a United Nations trip to Bosnia as she spoke to rape victims. The event happened near Sarajevo on Friday, March 28th.

The star was on her tour promoting a campaign to end sexual violence in conflict zones. On the locations, she met women who were victims of the Bosnian War and who told her their story.

Some eyewitnesses tell Reuters that the actress cried when she listened to those women’s stories in Srebrenica.

The head of the Association of Srebrenica mothers, Munira Subasic, told Angelina,

“Our tradition is not to talk about the rape. Many women have been through it but don’t talk about it. That is why this visit is important; to show them they don’t have to cope with it alone.”

Star’s directorial debut ‘In the Land of Blood and Honey’ had dealt with sexual violence during the Bosnian crisis and war in the early 1990’s. The victims are mostly women.

Jolie and the U.K.’s Foreign Secretary William Hague laid flowers at the cemetery for victims of the said conflict.

Bosnian Serb forces led by General Ratko Mladic killed around 8,000 Muslim men and boys after the UN-protected area fell in their hands in July 1995. Mladic is now on trial for genocide at the United Nations in The Hague.

More than 100,000 people, most of them civilians, were killed in the war between Bosnia’s Serbs, Muslim Bosniaks and Croats. It is believed that around 20,000 women were victims of war rape.

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