27 May 2011
Last updated at 09:30
General Ratko Mladic, wanted by UN prosecutors for war crimes during the Bosnian civil war, is facing extradition to The Hague following his arrest on Thursday.
His wife, Bosiljka Mladic (left), and their son Darko leave the court in Belgrade on Friday after visiting General Mladic. She recently told a court in Belgrade, where she was on trial accused of the illegal possession of weapons, that she believed her husband was no longer alive.
Gen Mladic initially appeared in the court on Thursday (pictured here). Doctors have decided he is fit to resume attending a hearing aimed at sending him to the war crimes tribunal in the Netherlands.
After a hunt of more than 16 years, he was arrested at a relative's home in the Serbian village of Lazarevo, about 60 miles (100km) north-east of Belgrade. Many of the residents expressed surprise that one of the world's most wanted men had been living in their midst.
After the arrest, the government banned public gatherings in an effort to prevent pro-Mladic demonstrations. But hundreds of ultra-nationalists clashed with police in the northern city of Novi Sad, and there was a smaller demonstration involving several dozen protesters in the centre of Belgrade (pictured here).
Gen Mladic (pictured left in 1993) was the army chief of Bosnian Serb leader Radovan Karadzic (right) in the Bosnian war. Along with Mr Karadzic, he came to symbolise the Serb campaign of ethnic cleansing of Croats and Muslims and was one of the most wanted suspects from the Bosnia conflict.
Gen Mladic has been indicted on charges of genocide and other crimes against humanity - including the massacre of at least 7,500 Muslim men and boys from the town of Srebrenica in 1995.
He was brought up in Tito's Yugoslavia, becoming a regular officer in the Yugoslav People's Army. In May 1992, the Bosnian Serb Assembly voted to create a Bosnian Serb army, appointing Gen Mladic commander. He was considered one of the prime movers in the siege of Sarajevo during the conflict.
On his arrival at Srebrenica in July 1995 he was seen to pat a young Muslim boy on the head as he assured residents they would be safe. Hours later, his men began days of murder, rape and torture.
Gen Mladic is also accused of orchestrating the 43-month long siege of Sarajevo during Bosnia's 1992-95 conflict. Sarajevo's main street was shot at by Serb snipers for almost three years and as dubbed by foreign journalists "Sniper Alley".
After the Bosnian war ended, Gen Mladic returned to Belgrade, enjoying the open protection of former Yugoslav President Slobodan Milosevic. Gen Mladic vanished when Milosevic was arrested in 2001. Speculation mounted he would soon be arrested when Mr Karadzic was captured in Belgrade in July 2008.