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Ratko Mladic Fast Facts

By CNN Library
updated 11:44 AM EDT, Tue April 1, 2014

(CNN) -- Here is a look at the life of Ratko Mladic, former leader of the Bosnian Serb army, indicted for genocide and other war crimes against civilian populations.

Personal:
Birth date: March 12, 1942

Birth place: Kalnovik, Yugoslavia (now Bosnia and Herzegovina)

Birth name: Ratko Mladic

Father: Nedja Mladic

Mother: Stana Mladic

Marriage: Bosiljka Mladic, date unknown publicly

Children: Darko Mladic ; Ana (d. March 24, 1994, suicide)

Education: Yugoslavia's military academy, graduated 1965

Military: Career soldier

Other Facts:
His father was killed by Croat Nazis when Ratko Mladic was two years old.

Timeline:
1965 - Joins the Communist Party.

January 1991 - Deputy Commander Army Corp in Kosovo.

1992 - General of the Yugoslav Federal Forces in Sarajevo, later transferred to the Bosnian Serb Army.

1992 - Leads the siege against Sarajevo, which lasts over two years and kills thousands.

July 1995 - Leads the attack on the Muslim enclave of Srebrenica. An estimated 7,000 Muslim men and boys are killed in the siege.

1995 - Is indicted, along with 51 others, by the U.N. established International Criminal Tribunal for the Former Yugoslavia for war crimes and atrocities committed during the four years of civil war.

July 11, 1996 - An international arrest warrant is issued after public hearings and evidence gathered at the site of Srebrenica massacre.

November 1996 - Is ordered to step down by President Biljana Plavsic on the 9th, finally obeying the order on the 27th.

2001 - Before facing the charges against him, Mladic goes into hiding.

July 2004 - Is spotted in Bosnian Serb military facilities. Serbian military officials later deny hiding or hosting Mladic.

February 27, 2006 - The European Union has told Serbia to hand over Mladic and if not, then they will "put negotiations on hold." The negotiation talks have been about Sebia's prospective membership in the EU.

October 12, 2007 - Serbian officials offer one million euros for information leading to the capture of Mladic.

May 26, 2011 - Mladic is arrested and detained in Serbia.

May 31, 2011 - Mladic's appeal on U.N. court extradition is rejected. A medical team previously determined he is healthy enough to stand before a war crimes tribunal.

June 3, 2011 - Attends war crimes tribunal at The Hague. Portions of the 11-count, 37-page indictment are read aloud by the presiding judge Alphons Orie.

July 4, 2011 - Judge Orie enters not guilty pleas for Mladic after he refuses to cooperate and is forcibly removed from the courtroom at the judge's order.

May 16, 2012 - Mladic's trial for crimes against humanity begins in The Hague.

July 12, 2012 - Is taken to the hospital. Doctors say as a precautionary measure.

January 28, 2014 - Mladic refuses to testify at the genocide trial of former Bosian Serb Leader Radovan Karadzic and denounces the U.N.-backed court as "satanic."

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