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Ratko Mladic conviction caps decades of grief over Srebrenica massacre
Mladic was convicted for some of the worst atrocities of the Bosnian War, including the slaughter of 8,000 Muslims in Srebrenica.
Bosnian Serb army commander General Ratko Mladic inspecting troops in the eastern Bosnian town of Vlasenica on Dec. 2, 1995. Mladic, the so-called Butcher of Bosnia, was sentenced to life in prison on Nov. 22 after being found guilty of genocide and crimes against humanity, acts that included Europe's deadliest massacre since World War II.
Ratko Mladic, left, drinks a toast with Dutch U.N. Commander Tom Karremans, second right, in the village of Potocari, 3 miles from Srebrenica, on July 12, 1995. Mladic is accused of orchestrating the methodical slaughter of up to 8,000 Muslims from the "safe area" of Srebrenica, in the worst massacre in Europe since World War II.
Grieving women at a refugee center set up to shelter Muslim families after they fled Srebrenica. Over a period of five days the Bosnian Serb army took control of the small spa town and separated Muslim men from their families. Over 8,000 men and boys were systematically murdered in the fields and valleys around the town.