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Who is Ratko Mladic?

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March 12, 1942 Birth place: Kalnovik, Yugoslavia (now Bosnia and Herzegovina)Birth name: Ratko MladicFather: Nedja MladicMother: Stana MladicMarriage: Bosiljka MladicChildren: Darko; Ana Timeline:
1965 –
Graduates from a military academy and joins the Communist Party. 1992 –As a commander of the Bosnian Serb army, Mladic allegedly leads the siege against Sarajevo. July 1995 – Allegedly leads the attack on the town of Srebrenica. Close to 8,000 Muslim men and boys are killed. 1995 – Is indicted by the UN-established International Criminal Tribunal for the Former Yugoslavia (ICTY) for war crimes and atrocities. July 1996 – An international arrest warrant is issued for Mladic. 1996-2001 – Lives in Belgrade with protection from Yugoslav President Slobodan Milosevic. 2001 – Goes into hiding after Milosevic is arrested. October 12, 2007 – Serbian officials offer one million euros for information leading to the capture of Mladic. May 26, 2011 –Mladic is arrested in Serbia.June 3, 2011 – Makes his first appearanceat war crimes tribunal. July 4, 2011 – Mladic refuses to enter a plea so the judge enters not guilty pleas for him. May 16, 2012 – Mladic's trial begins. He's charged with two counts of genocide, and nine crimes against humanity and war crimes.July 12, 2012 – Is taken to the hospital as a precautionary measure after he says that he does not feel well.January 28, 2014 – Refuses to testify at the genocide trial of former Bosian Serb Leader Radovan Karadzic and denounces the ICTY court as "satanic."April 15, 2014 – The tribunal rejects a motion for acquittal filed by Mladic. October 23, 2014 – The ICTY announces that the court will hear details about a mass grave investigators believe has ties to Mladic.December 7, 2016 – During closing arguments, prosecutors recommend a life sentence for Mladic. December 15, 2016 – Mladic's trial is adjourned. Three UN judges begin deliberating his fate. The process could take up to a year.

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