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A former ceramic tile factory, Keraterm was located on the eastern outskirts of Prijedor. It began operating on 25 May 1992 and held up to 1,500 prisoners.

According to testimony taken by the U.N., “conditions in Keraterm were atrocious; prisoners were crowded into its [four] rooms, as many as 570 in one room, with barely space to lie down on the concrete floors. . . Prisoners were called out, attacked with bars and batons and made to beat each other. . . . Some who were called out never returned . . .”

On 24 July 1992, Keraterm detainees were locked into Room 3 and the doors were bolted. Soldiers then began machine-gunning them. The dead and wounded, some 160 to 200 men, were taken away in a truck.

 

 

 

 

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