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Ratko Mladić

Serbian General Ratko Mladić

Profession: Serbian General

Biography: Nicknamed the "Butcher of Bosnia", Mladić was the chief of staff of the Army of Republika Srpska during the Bosnian War. In this role he commanded the troops that overran Srebrenica in 1995 and committed genocide of 8,300 Muslim men and boys.

In July 1996 the International Criminal Tribunal for the former Yugoslavia issued an arrest warrant and confirmed an indictment for genocide, among other crimes. After the war he went into hiding, and his capture became a primary precondition for Serbia's acceptance into the European Union. Mladić was arrested 26 May 2011 and extradited to The Hague.

On 22 November 2017 he was found guilty and sentenced to life imprisonment.

Born: March 12, 1942
Birthplace: Božanovići, Croatia, Yugoslavia
Age: 80 years old

Generation: Silent Generation
Chinese Zodiac: Horse
Star Sign: Pisces

Historical Events

  • 2017-11-22 Ratko Mladic the "Butcher of Bosnia" is convicted of genocide and other atrocities during the Bosnian war and jailed for life in The Hague

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