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Timeline: Ratko Mladic on trial

The judge at the U.N. war crimes tribunal at The Hague entered pleas of not guilty for Ratko Mladic on Monday after the former Bosnian Serb army chief defied the court and refused to listen to the charges against him.
/ Source: Reuters

The judge at the U.N. war crimes tribunal at The Hague entered pleas of not guilty for Ratko Mladic on Monday after the former Bosnian Serb army chief defied the court and refused to listen to the charges against him.

Here is a timeline of his trial and events leading to his arrest.

2010 -- Serbian police briefly detain Mladic's wife on June 10 and charge her with illegal possession of weapons.

June 16 - Mladic's family launch court proceedings to declare him dead on the grounds that he had been in poor health and they had had no contact with him for more than five years.

October 28 - Serbia offers a 10-million-euro reward for information leading to the arrest of Mladic, from $1 million.

November 15 - Serbia is still not cooperating fully with the U.N. war crimes tribunal in the hunt for Mladic, the chief prosecutor says.

2011 - Mladic is arrested on May 26.

May 29 - Serbian nationalists attack police in Belgrade at a rally where about 10,000 protesters demand President Boris Tadic and his government quit over the Mladic arrest.

May 31 - Mladic visits the Belgrade grave of his daughter Ana, who committed suicide in 1994.

-- Serbia's war crimes court rejects an appeal against extradition of Mladic, opening the way for his dispatch to The Hague to stand trial.

June 3 - He appears in court, calling the charges against him "obnoxious" and "monstrous words," as he declines to enter a plea. Mladic has 30 days to enter a plea and says he needs more than a month to study the charges, however Judge Alphons Orie schedules a new hearing for July 4 for Mladic to enter a plea.

June 7 - Mladic has moved from a detention center hospital to the regular prison wing, a source in the Hague says.

July 4 - Mladic appears in the U.N. war crimes court, where he is scheduled to enter a plea against genocide charges during the Bosnian war.

-- The judge denies his request for a delay. Mladic is removed from the courtroom and the court enters not guilty pleas on his behalf on all 11 counts.