Ratko Mladic: Accused Serbian War Criminal To Stand Trial At The Hague

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1||On Thursday, May 26, accused war criminal and fugitive Ratko Mladic was finally captured by Serbian authorities after being sought for 15 years.

Here, he’s shown in a file photo from 1995. ||m17/m17/ZUMA Press/Newscom&&

2||Mladic, a former top Serbian military officer, is accused of orchestrating the genocide of 8,000 Muslim men and boys during the 1992-95 Bosnian war. ||AVALA/SIPA/AVALA/SIPA/Newscom&&

3||Mladic, shown here in 1993 with Bosnian Serb politican Radovan Karadzic. Both men were indicted in 1995 for war crimes. ||/ZUMA Press/Newscom&&

4||Mladic was found hiding under an assumed name at a cousin’s farmhouse in the village of Lazarevo, in northern Serbia. Here, Mladic is shown in an undated photo with Karadzic, who was arrested in 2008 for his role in the genocide during the Bosnian war. ||ZUMA Press/Newscom&&

5||Shortly after his capture, Mladic was extradited to the Netherlands, where he will stand trial at The Hague. ||m17/m17/ZUMA Press/Newscom&&

6||Mladic rose to the rank of Colonel General during the Bosnian war, which broke out between several factions when the Socialist Republic of Bosnia and Herzegovina voted to secede from the former Yugoslavia in early 1992. || ZUMA Press/Newscom&&

7||During the war, Mladic and his troops, the Army of Republika Srpska (VRS) conducted a nearly 4-year on siege on the city of Sarajevo. ||ZUMA Press/Newscom&&

8||In 1995, the VRS entered the UN-protected town of Srebrenica, killing over 8,000 Muslims, the largest mass murder Europe had seen since World War. II ||DELAHAYE LUC/SIPA/DELAHAYE LUC/SIPA/Newscom&&

9||The VRS also captured the UN safe haven of Zepa. Here, Mladic is shown sitting in a field outside the city. ||m17/m17/ZUMA Press/Newscom&&

10||Mladic and Karadzic in an undated photo. ||SHONE NESIC V./SIPA/SHONE NESIC V./SIPA/Newscom&&

11||Mladic, shown here in 1995. ||SHONE NESIC V./SIPA/SHONE NESIC V./SIPA/Newscom&&

12||Mladic in 1994, one month before being promoted to the rank of Colonel General. ||m17/m17/ZUMA Press/Newscom&&

13||Mladic in 1993. ||ZUMA Press/Newscom&&

14||It’s unclear as yet if Mladic will be tried jointly with Karadzic. The International Criminal Tribunal for the former Yugoslavia in The Hague initially wanted to try the two men together, but separated the two cases shortly after Karadzic’s went on trial in late 2009. ||ZUMA Press/Newscom&&

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