Yes, you’re right; this story does seem a bit peculiar. If you read the full text as posted at Vlad (the last time I checked, the Pravda story was down again), the Muslim aspect of the case depends on the perps’ cousin being a Muslim. Hmm.
And let’s not forget the source — the Russians have a row to hoe with respect to Bosnia and Serbia. “There’s no izvestia in Pravda, and no pravda in Izvestia,” as they used to say in Soviet times (“There’s no news in The Truth and no truth in The News”).
But I’ll leave this stand as-is for the moment. Y’all can send me any significant further updates if they come in.
Update: The Pravda article has now mysteriously reappeared.
According to the following article, a Muslim husband and wife in Bosnia kept an underage German girl as a slave for years under bestial conditions.
The story was originally published in the English-language version of Pravda, but has since been pulled. One wonders why Pravda pulled it…
Fortunately, Vlad Tepes preserved a copy of it before it was pulled:
Muslim slavery in the center of Europe
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.
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.
They were hiding the girl in a forest. When she was found, she weighed only 40 kilos. She currently stays in an orphanage, although her physical and psychological condition leaves much to be desired. The rehabilitation process will take a lot of time, medics said.
Karla was taken to Bosnia eight years ago. Her mother, a German citizen, had been married to Milenko Marinkovic in spite of the fact that the man already had a wife from Bosnia -Slavojka. Karla’s mother had a work permit in Germany and Austria. She left her daughter to the Bosnian man, and kept silence about the violence in the family.
There’s more at Vlad, including screen caps of the now-missing article.