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Ratko Mladić — Leader Of Srebrenica Massacre — Given Life In Prison

The former Bosnian Serb army commander has been convicted on charges of genocide, war crimes and crimes against humanity.
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Ratko Mladić — Leader Of Srebrenica Massacre — Given Life In Prison

Ratko Mladić, a former Bosnian Serb army commander, has been sentenced to life in prison for genocide, war crimes and crimes against humanity. 

A U.N. tribunal convicted Mladić on 10 out of 11 charges Wednesday. His lawyer has promised to appeal

Known as the "Butcher of Bosnia," Mladić led forces that carried out ethnic cleansing against Bosniaks during the 1990s. 

Besides ordering sniper campaigns and indiscriminate artillery barrages, Mladić also directed the 1995 Srebrenica massacre, which killed over 7,000 Bosnian Muslim men and boys.

Mladić was on the run for 16 years before he was arrested in Serbia in 2011. Wednesday's verdict marked the end of a five-year trial.