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Burning The Evidence

During the war in Kosovo in 1999, war-crimes investigators suspected that Serbian forces were hiding evidence of atrocities by removing bodies of murdered Albanians from graves and execution sites. But until now, no one could say precisely what happened to many of these bodies.

This is the story of a secret and grisly operation by Serbian security forces to destroy evidence of possible war crimes in an industrial furnace in northern Kosovo.

Top prize winner in radio of the 2001 Investigative Reporters and Editors Award.

SECTIONS
Images of a Massacre | A Calculated Risk | Trepca | Bodies to Dust | "No One Would Dare Stop Us" | Milosevic's Hidden Hand?
Zahac's "Disappeared" | Blood Money | Revenge or Justice

AUDIO
Listen (Real Audio, 18:38)

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The War's Missing Serbs
Hundreds of Serbs are missing in Kosovo. Read more about their families' search for answers and why the war-crimes tribunal cannot indict their killers.
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FOLLOW-UP LINKS



    
OCTOBER 2001 UPDATE
The Kosovo Cover-Up

American RadioWorks examines new evidence that Serbian forces removed, hid and burned the bodies of Albanians as part of a cover up personally ordered by Slobodan Milosevic.

SECTIONS
A Signal Date | The Investigator | "Civilians Were the Priority"
Code Name: Nicholas | Milosevic's Order

AUDIO
Listen (Real Audio, 11:56)


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CREDITS

Michael Montgomery - Correspondent, Producer
Stephen Smith - Producer, Managing Editor
Adriatik Kelmendi - Reporter
Jovo Martinovic - Reporter
Stephanie Curtis - Associate Producer
 
Darby Laing - Art Director
Michael Wells - Web Site Production Supervisor
John Pearson - Manager, MPR Online
Deborah George (NPR) - Radio Editor
Sean Madigan and Gabrielle Zuckerman - Interns


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