Ratko Mladic Fast Facts

Former Bosnian Serb army chief Ratko Mladic on May 16, 2012 at the International Criminal Tribunal for the former Yugoslavia (ICTY) in The Hague.

(CNN)Here is a look at the life of Ratko Mladic, former leader of the Bosnian Serb army, sentenced to life in prison for genocide and other war crimes.

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
    Children: Darko and Ana
    Timeline:
    1965 -
    Graduates from a military academy and joins the Communist Party.
    July 1995 - Leads the attack on the town of Srebrenica. Close to 8,000 Muslim men and boys are killed.
    July 1996 - An international arrest warrant is issued for Mladic.
    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 16, 2012 - Mladic's trial begins. He's charged with two counts of genocide, and nine crimes against humanity and war crimes.
    January 28, 2014 - Refuses to testify at the genocide trial of former Bosian Serb Leader Radovan Karadzic and denounces the ICTY court as "satanic."
    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.
    November 22, 2017 - Mladic is sentenced to life in prison after being found guilty of genocide and crimes against humanity.