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Iconic Images of Human Rights Violations (144): Kosovo

Family and neighbors mourn the death of Elshani Nashim (27), killed during a protest against the Yugoslavian government's decision to abolish the autonomy of Kosovo, 1990, by Georges Merillon

Family and neighbors mourn the death of Elshani Nashim (27), killed during a protest against the Yugoslavian government’s decision to abolish the autonomy of Kosovo, 1990, by Georges Merillon

Albanians fleeing Kosovo, by Tom Stoddart

Albanians fleeing Kosovo, by Tom Stoddart. Transported into Macedonia from Kosovo by bus at night, an Albanian father and son escape their Serb tormentors. In the spring of 1999, Serbs forced 1.5 million Albanians out of Kosovo, destroying what they left behind.

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Human Rights Quote (86): Nationalism

Chris Hondros' photo of Kosovo Albanian women during a funeral for 46 villagers killed by Serbian troops, 1999, Racak, Kosovo

Chris Hondros' photo of Kosovo Albanian women during a funeral for 46 villagers killed by Serbian troops, 1999, Racak, Kosovo

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Dan Fried, speaking about Serbia and Kosovo:

Nationalism in that part of the world is like cheap alcohol. First it makes you drunk, then it makes you blind, then it kills you.

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Iconic Images of Human Rights Violations (60): Refugees in Kosovo

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May 3, 1999, Kosovar refugee Agim Shala, 2 years old, is passed through the barbed wire fence into the hands of grandparents at the camp run by United Arab Emirates in Kukes, Albania. The members of the large Shala family were reunited here after fleeing Prizren in Kosovo during the conflict. (The grandparents had just crossed the border at Morina). The relatives who just arrived had to stay outside the camp until shelter was available. The next day members of the family had tents inside. The fence was the scene of many reunions. When the peace agreement was signed, they returned to Prizren to find their homes only mildly damaged. There were tears of joy and sadness from the family as the children were passed through the fence, symbolic of the innocence and horror of the conflict.

This Pulitzer Prize-winning photo was taken by Carol Guzy in 1999 for The Washington Post.

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