Rohde's Journey 1995

August 10:
The United States releases satellite photo of suspected mass graves. Site at Nova Kasaba village shows freshly turned earth.

August 12:
Rohde goes to Bratunac to find a soccer stadium reported to be the site of a massacre. He finds graphic evidence, but no mass graves.

August 13:
Rohde returns to Belgrade to obtain a copy of the satellite photo from Bowers and to speak with intelligence experts.

August 16:
Rohde finds mass graves, a decomposed leg and Muslim documents near the Bosnian Serb-held village of Nova Kasaba.

August 18:
Rohde's first story runs in The Christian Science Monitor describing Srebrenica massacre site near Nova Kasaba and the Bratunac soccer stadium.

Early September:
Rohde spends two weeks in Muslim-held territory interviewing massacre survivors in refugee camps that hold 30,000 people who had fled Srebrenica.

September - October:
Rohde goes to Coratia and the Netherlands to investigate why UN military leaders refused to protect Srebrenica, a UN safe area, and why Dutch peacekeepers destroyed evidence of executions.

October 2:
Series of Rohde stories detail nine accounts of massacre survivors.

October 5:
Rohde presents more evidence that Nova Kasaba was the site of a massacre. The story reports that the United States did not release all spy photos of massacre sites.

October 13:
Rohde details failure of Dutch peacekeepers to protect Bosnian Muslims.

October 24:
Rohde establishes that Milosevic either ordered massacres of Bosnian Muslims or that he did nothing to stop them. Rohde also reports that Bosnian soliders poisoned streams to capture Muslim men fleeing Srebrenica.

October 29:
Rohde returns to Serb-controlled area and finds two mass graves at an execution site near Sahanici. Rohde also sees human remains and other evidence of massacres. Serbs arrest Rohde, charge him with espionage and detain him for 10 days.

November 8:
Rohde is released from prison.

November 16:
Rohde reports on U.S. admission that it did not give all evidence it had of mass executions to the UN War Crimes Tribunal. The evidence included a cane, crutch and jackets found at two sites in Sahanici.