prosecutor arrested for using sex-slaves
November 19, 2007
Serbia's chief prosecutor has arrested regional vice prosecutor in the
Muslim dominated region of Novi Pazar for misuse of office.
The charge alleges that Senad Palamara is implicated in a human trafficking
ring in Novi Pazar and was the "user" of sexual services of the trafficked
women that were available in a JetSet night club in the Serbian city of
The indictment says that during period from December 2005 to July 2007
Palamara repeatedly had sex with a 25 year old Marija K who was forced
into prostitution by a trafficking ring of 6 Muslim men from Novi Pazar
who have been arrested.
In a raid on JetSet night club two other women have been freed from
a forced captivity where they were forced to have sex. In addition to Marija
K., a 40-year old Leposava P. kidnapped from Loznica and a 24-year Milica
B. from Belgrade were freed from sexual slavery.
Recent death of a woman from Sombor, Sanja B has prompted the owners
of the night club to publicly claim that the woman was not beaten but that
she "Died from the heart".
In 2004, chief of police in Novi Pazar, Suad Bulic, has warned the public
of the expanding human traffic and forced prostitution in the region.
Novi Pazar is a Serbian city located in the region of Raska where it
is extensively populated by Muslim inhabitants. Serbian intelligence has
warned that the region is ripe for terror recruitment but no terrorism
in the region has occurred yet.