Dear Democracy Now! Visitor: We are an independent, ad-free daily news program that serves millions of viewers and listeners each month. Our show is special because we make it our priority to go where the silence is. We put a spotlight on corporate and government abuses of power and lift up the stories of ordinary people working to make change in extraordinary times. We do all of this with just a fraction of the budget and staff of a commercial news show. We do it without ads, corporate sponsorship or government funding. How is this possible? Only with your support. If every visitor to this site in December gave just $10 we could cover our basic operating costs for 2016. And, today a generous funder will match your donation dollar for dollar. That means when you give $10 today, your donation will be worth $20. Pretty exciting, right? Please do your part today. It takes just a couple of minutes to make sure that Democracy Now! is there for you and everybody else in 2016.

Your Donation: $

Fear of Reprisals Slows War-Crimes Investigation

September 09, 1999

As war-crimes investigators in Kosovo continue to compile evidence of widespread atrocities committed against ethnic Albanians, the Yugoslav forces who fought in Kosovo have returned home. But it’s no easy task finding soldiers, police or paramilitaries who participated in Belgrade’s killing campaign in Kosovo a few months ago, who are willing to talk openly or honestly about what happened there. Some are reluctant to talk because they fear prosecution for war crimes, others fear severe consequences from their own government for speaking out. For many, they simply don’t want to remember.


  • Jeremy Scahill, from Belgrade, talks to Yugoslav soldiers who fought in Kosovo.