Radovan Karadzic Fast Facts
Here is a look at the life of Radovan Karadzic, currently on trial at the International Criminal Tribunal for the former Yugoslavia.
Personal: Birth Date: June 19, 1945
Birthplace: Petnjica, Montenegro
Father: Vuk Karadzic
Mother: Jovanka Karadzic
Marriage: Ljiljana Karadzic
Children: Aleksandar and Sonja
Education: University of Sarajevo
Other Facts: Was a practicing psychiatrist before entering politics.
The U.S. State Department offered a $5 million dollar reward for information leading to Karadzic's capture.
Claims that he made a deal with U.S. diplomat Richard Holbrooke in which he would not be prosecuted for war crimes if he withdrew from public life. Holbrooke denied this.
Timeline: 1990 - Helps found the Serbian Democratic Party in Bosnia-Herzegovina.
1992 - Is named president of the newly declared Serbian Republic of Bosnia-Herzegovina.
1992-1995 - Karadzic and General Ratko Mladic lead Bosnian Serb forces in seizing territory across Bosnia-Herzegovina, killing and displacing Muslims and Croats. More than 100,000 people are killed as a result of the conflict.
July 1995 - Serb troops overrun Srebrenica, a U.N. designated "safe area," and execute between 6,000 - 8,000 Bosnian-Muslims.
July 25, 1995 - The International Criminal Tribunal for the former Yugoslavia announces indictments for Karadzic and Ratko Mladic on charges of crimes against humanity and the genocide of Bosnian Muslims and Croats.
November 16, 1995 - The International Criminal Tribunal for the former Yugoslavia issues a second indictment, charging Karadzic and Mladic with genocide and crimes against humanity for the events that occurred in Srebrenica.
November 21, 1995 - The Dayton Accords, a U.S.-brokered peace deal, is agreed upon, ending the war. The treaty is officially signed on December 14th.
1996 - Karadzic goes into hiding.
October 2004 - All copies of Karadzic's novel, "Miraculous Chronicles of the Night," which he wrote while in hiding, sell out at the Belgrade International Book Fair.
July 21, 2008 - Karadzic is arrested in Serbia. He is later extradited to The Hague to face charges.
August 29, 2008 - Refuses to enter a plea. A plea of not guilty is entered on his behalf.
October 26, 2009 - Karadzic's trial begins, but Karadzic, who is representing himself, refuses to appear, saying he has not been given enough time to prepare.
November 5, 2009 - The International Criminal Tribunal for the former Yugoslavia announces it will be imposing a lawyer on Karadzic. The lawyer will be given three and a half months to prepare for the trial.
March 1, 2010 - Karadzic's trial resumes.
May 26, 2011 - Ratko Mladic is arrested in Serbia.
June 28, 2012 - The International Criminal Tribunal for the former Yugoslavia throws out one count of genocide against Karadzic.
July 11, 2013 - Appellate judges at the International Criminal Tribunal for the former Yugoslavia reinstate a genocide charge, ruling that the tribunal improperly dismissed the count in June 2012.
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