Thursday, February 11, 1999 Published at 22:31 GMT
Thousands bury Racak dead
Prayers were said over the rows of coffins
Thousands of people have attended the hillside funeral of the 40 ethnic Albanians killed by Serbian police in the Kosovo village of Racak last month.
People travelled from miles around to pay their respects to the dead, who included a woman and a 16-year-old girl.
Several mourners delivered speeches, as ceasefire monitors from the Organisation for Security and Co-operation in Europe (OSCE) looked on.
"The devil," he said, "visited Racak and life was wiped out."
Mr Walker denounced the killings as a massacre in January. His remarks nearly got him thrown out of the country.
They were the main catalyst in getting the international community to convene urgent peace talks in France to end the conflict.
Serbian police and KLA out of sight
Dozens of monitors were in and around the village to check that Serbian security forces keep their promise to stay away from the village.
However, reports say there were no Serbian police or soldiers in sight. Nor were there any uniformed members of the separatist Kosovo Liberation Army (KLA).
Dispute over bodies
The bodies were brought to the village in four trucks from the main hospital in Pristina on Wednesday and driven under escort by the Organisation for Security and Co-operation in Europe (OSCE) to Racak.
A large crowd followed the coffins as they were carried one by one through the gates of the village mosque.
Serb officials released the bodies after international monitors resolved a long-running dispute between the authorities - who were insisting that the bodies should be released in batches - and the families, who said that as they had died together they should be buried together.
The bodies were exhaustively examined by Serbian and Finnish pathologists, trying to establish whether the victims were executed at close range, as Western monitors believe, or killed in a battle with police.
The Serbian pathologists say there were no signs of a massacre, while the Finns, who distanced themselves from the Serbian report, have yet to release their own findings.