Undated photo of a German girl who was allegedly enslaved and abused by a Bosnian couple for years in the village of Karavlasi, 140 kms north of Sarajevo. A couple who allegedly beat a young woman while keeping her locked up for years have been arrested in Bosnia, an official said Sunday May 27, 2012. The 19-year-old girl was rescued after villagers tipped off authorities that she was being abused. (AJC)
A Muslim couple from Bosnia and Herzegovina kept a young German woman as a sex slave for eight years. The woman is now 19 years old. The couple used to tie her to a cart and whip her like a horse. The girl was also raped by other men on a regular basis.
Pravda reported, via ROP:
Several days ago, the world was shocked with the news from Europe. A family couple from Bosnia and Herzegovina had been keeping a young German woman as their slave for eight years. The victim of family violence is now 19 years of age.
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The Bosnian couple – Milenko Marinkovic, 52, and his wife Slavojka Marinkovic, 45, – were torturing and starving an underage girl, whose name was Karla. The girl would be raped by other men on a regular basis.
It was the couple’s neighbors, who called the police. One of them said that he saw Marinkovic harnessing the girl to a cart and whipping her, as if she was a horse. The couple made the German woman come into unnatural relations with dogs – just out of sadism, Austrian portal unzensuriert.at said. The victim was kept indoors. The woman was not allowed to communicate with other people at all. She had to eat the fodder that her masters would give to their pigs.
It still remains unknown why the authorities did not take any measures against the Bosnian couple to save the German child eight years ago. It was said that the Bosnians hid the girl in the basement, and the police did not find her. This time, the authorities decided to act only after a neighbor filed a written statement against his neighbors and presented a photo of the exhausted and bruised young woman.