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Ratko Mladic makes his first appearance at the International Criminal Court on June 3, 2011 in The Hague, the Netherlands. Former Bosnian Serb army leader Ratko Mladic will make his first appearance at the War Crimes Tribunal in The Hague after being declared fit to stand trial. Mladic was arrested a week ago after hiding for the past 16 years and is accused of atrocities committed during the Bosnian war. (Photo Serge Ligtenberg / Getty Images)
Here is a look at the life of Ratko Mladic, a former leader of the Bosnian Serb army, sentenced to life in prison for genocide and other war crimes.
Date of birth: March 12, 1942
Birth place: Kalnovik, Yugoslavia (now Bosnia and Herzegovina)
Birth name: Ratko Mladic
Father: Nedja Mladic
Mother: Stana mladic
Wedding: Bosiljka Mladic
Children: Darko and Ana
1965 – He graduated from a military academy and joined the Communist Party.
July 1995 – Mladic leads an attack on the city of Srebrenica. About 8,000 Muslim men and boys are killed.
July 1996 – An international warrant is issued for his arrest.
2001 – Mladic goes go into hiding after Milosevic’s arrest.
12 October 2007 – Serbian officials offer one million euros for information leading to the capture of Mladic.
May 26, 2011 – Mladic is arrested in Serbia.
May 16, 2012 – The trial begins at Mladic. He is accused of two counts of genocide, nine crimes against humanity and war crimes.
23 October 2014 – The ICTY announces on which the court will hear the details a mass grave that investigators believe has ties to Mladic.
7 December 2016 – In concluding discussions, prosecutors recommend a life sentence for Mladic.
15 December 2016 – The Mladic process is up to date. Three UN judges begin to deliberate on his fate. The process could take up to a year.
22 November 2017 – Mladic is sentenced to life in prison after being found guilty of genocide and crimes against humanity.
22 March 2018 – I appeal his conviction and sentence.
25-26 August 2020 – Mladic’s appeal hearing takes place.
8 June 2021 – TO A brief confirmation of Mladic’s belief and life sentence.