Ratko Mladić

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Ratko Mladić
Ратко Младић
Mladić on trial at The Hague in 2012
Born (1942-03-12) 12 March 1942 (age 82)
Political partySerb Democratic
League of Communists (formerly)
Conviction(s)Genocide, war crimes, crimes against humanity
Criminal penaltyLife imprisonment
CountryBosnia and Herzegovina
Years of service1965–1996
UnitArmored divisions, artillery, special forces
Commands held
  • 9th Corps (JNA)
  • 2nd Military District Headquarters (JNA)
  • Chief of the VRS General Staff
Battles/warsCroatian War of Independence

Bosnian War

  • Order of Brotherhood and Unity (II)
  • Order of Military Merits (III)
  • Order of Military Merits (II)
  • Order of the People's Army (II)

Ratko Mladić (Serbian Cyrillic: Ратко Младић, pronounced [râtko mlǎːdit͡ɕ]; born 12 March 1942) is a Bosnian Serb convicted Yugoslav war criminal and colonel-general. He led the Army of Republika Srpska (VRS) during the Yugoslav Wars.[1][2][3]

In 2017, he was found guilty of committing war crimes, crimes against humanity, and genocide by the International Criminal Tribunal for the former Yugoslavia (ICTY) for leading the Siege of Sarajevo and the Srebrenica massacre.

Ratko Mladic served in the Yugoslav Military from 1965-1996 he was promoted to Lieutenant-Colonel in 1980 later a Colonel in 1986 . He was then promoted to Major-General in 1991 and in 1992 he became Lieutenant Colonel General.

References[change | change source]

  1. Borger, Julian (22 November 2017). "Bosnian Serb warlord Ratko Mladić disrupts genocide verdict hearing". The Guardian. London.
  2. "Ratko Mladić". The Guardian. London.
  3. Cluskey, Peter. "Mladic convicted of genocide and war crimes by UN tribunal". The Irish Times.