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Bosnian women set off for all-women convoy in Turkey

200 Bosnian women to join International Conscience Convoy to raise awareness for Syrian women tortured in regime prisons
Syrian lawyer Dima Musa seen at a press conference held by the Conscience Convoy in Istanbul, Turkey on March 1, 2018 [ihh.org.tr]
Syrian lawyer Dima Musa seen at a press conference held by the Conscience Convoy in Istanbul, Turkey on March 1, 2018 [ihh.org.tr]

Around 200 Bosnian women on Saturday set off from Sarajevo to Istanbul to join an all-women convoy to raise awareness about the suffering of women and young girls imprisoned in Syria by the regime forces.

The International Conscience Convoy which describes itself as the “voice of the oppressed women in Syria” will set off from Istanbul on Tuesday with the participation of women from nearly 55 countries.

Conscience Convoy logoAmong the women joining from Bosnia are women who shared the same fate with Syrian women during the Bosnian war between 1992-1995 including members of the Mothers of the Srebrenica group.

The President of the Association of the Mothers of Srebrenica and Zepa Enclaves, Munira Subasic joined the send off ceremony of the Bosnian women. Speaking to Anadolu Agency, she said:

Srebrenica’s mothers are well aware of what pain means, now Syrian women are experiencing the same pain we went through

“We are in the 21st century, the United Nations, the U.S. and Russia need to be ashamed,” she added.

Speaking to Anadolu Agency, the Balkan Cultural Alliance Association (BAKIDER) representative Enida Gujo said that the Bosnian women joined the convoy with the support of Turkey.

“On March 08 we will all together call out for help for the Syrian women held in Syrian prisons,” she said.

Nearly 150 buses will take part in the journey which will make stops at Izmir, Sakarya, Ankara and Adana cities before reaching the southern Hatay province at the Turkey-Syria border.

Read: UNICEF says no more words to describe children suffering in Syria

Majd Izzat al-Chourbaji, at a press conference held by the Conscience Convoy in Istanbul, Turkey on March 1, 2018. Al-Chourbaji, a Syrian woman, was tortured in Syrian prisons for 7 months, while her husband died in a Syrian prison. [ihh.org.tr]

Majd Izzat al-Chourbaji, at a press conference held by the Conscience Convoy in Istanbul, Turkey on March 1, 2018. Al-Chourbaji, a Syrian woman, was tortured in Syrian prisons for 7 months, while her husband died in a Syrian prison. [ihh.org.tr]

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