THE HAGUE, Netherlands (AP) — Key dates in the life of former Bosnian Serb leader Radovan Karadzic, whose trial on 11 charges including two counts of genocide concludes Thursday:
June 19, 1945: Born in Savnik, Yugoslavia, in what is now the Republic of Montenegro.
July 12, 1990: A founding member of the Serbian Democratic Party in Bosnia-Herzegovina.
March 27, 1992: Becomes president of Serbia’s National Security Council.
April 6, 1992: Bosnia is recognized as an independent state by the United Nations.
May 12, 1992: Elected president of the three-person presidency of the Serbian republic in Bosnia.
Dec. 17, 1992 – July 19, 1996: Serves as sole president of Serb Republic in Bosnia. He is also supreme commander of the armed forces.
July 1, 1991 – Nov. 30, 1995: According to his U.N. indictment, Karadzic participates in war crimes in order to gain control of parts of Bosnia and Herzegovina that have been proclaimed part of the Serb Republic, using terror tactics and a campaign of persecution and deportations.
April 1, 1992 – November 30, 1995: Bosnian Serb forces engaged in a 44-month siege of Sarajevo, the Bosnian capital.
July 11 – 18, 1995: Bosnian Serb forces killed thousands of Bosnian Muslim men and boys in and around the town of Srebrenica.
1996: Karadzic vanishes from public eye.
2003: Bosnia’s top international official freezes bank accounts and other assets of Karadzic’s close relatives who are suspected of helping him hide.
July 2005: Karadzic’s wife makes public appeal for him to surrender “for the sake of your family.”
2005: Karadzic publishes a book of poetry in Serbia, titled “Under The Left Breast Of The Century.” A spokeswoman in The Hague expresses outrage that he is free to do so.
July 21, 2008: Karadzic is arrested on a Belgrade bus while posing as New Age healer Dr. Dragan Dabic and disguised by a thick beard and shaggy hair.
July 30, 2008: Karadzic is flown to International Criminal Tribunal for the Former Yugoslavia’s detention block.
July 31, 2008: A clean-shaven Karadzic makes first appearance in tribunal courtroom. Refuses to enter pleas to charges.
Oct. 26, 2009: Karadzic trial starts, but he boycotts the hearing.
Oct. 7, 2014: Final day of trial. Judges begin lengthy deliberations.
March 24, 2016: Judges deliver verdicts.
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