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Bringing Up the Bodies in Bosnia

55 minutes
First broadcast:
Tuesday 04 February 2014

Bosnian forensic anthropologist Esma Alicehajic is part of the team from the International Commission on Missing Persons working to exhume a series of mass graves left behind after the Bosnian war of the 1990s. Thousands of people disappeared and twenty years later grieving relatives are still waiting for news of their loved ones. She talks to Matthew about her work digging up the bodies.

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(Photo: Perucac lake exhumation by Jasmin Agovic)



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