Name of leader          Milan Babic

Organization                    Serbian Republic of Krajina

Conflict country               Croatia

 

Gender                               Male   

    

Year of birth                      1956 [1]

 

Place of birth                   Kukor, Croatia (former Yugoslavia)[2]

 

Year of death                    2006 [3]

 

 

Deceased

 

Yes, he died of suicide in 2006.

 

Birth order

 

His birth order is unknown.

 

Age at start of rebel leadership

 

He became leader in 1991, so at age 35.[4]

 

Leader entry method

 

His leader entry method is unclear.

 

Powersharing

 

No, there is no evidence of powersharing.

 

Education (also name universities attended, if any); note any relevant experiences while a student

 

“He graduated from Belgrade University's School of Dentistry in 1981.”[5]

 

Ever married? If yes, age of first marriage

 

Yes, but the age he married is unknown.[6]

 

Children

 

Yes, he had two children.[7]

 

Religious identification

 

He is Serbian Orthodox.[8]

 

Elite family background

 

His family background is unknown.

 

Political affiliations and intellectual circles; note any relevant social connections made

 

No, there is no evidence of political affiliations.

 

Physical and mental health

 

No, there is no evidence of poor physical or mental health.

 

Pre-militant leader occupation

 

He was primarily a dentist.[9]

 

Experience in a state military, and role; any relevant social ties

 

No, there is no evidence of experience in a state military.

 

Experience in a nonstate military, and role; any relevant social ties

 

No, there is no evidence of experience in a nonstate military.

 

Combat experience prior to assuming resistance organization leadership?

 

No, there is no evidence of combat experience.

 

Held government position prior to assuming leadership?

 

Yes, in “1990 Babic was elected mayor of Knin, a sleepy railway town that was to become the capital of the Serb-controlled areas of Croatia.”[10]

 

Lived in exile?

 

No, there is no evidence he lived in exile.

 

Study abroad?

 

No, there is no evidence he studied abroad.

 

Did the leader receive military training abroad?

 

No, there is no evidence of military training abroad.

 

Did the leader have extensive work experience abroad?

 

No, there is no evidence he had extensive work experience abroad.

 

Serve time in prison? Social connections during that time?

 

No, while in 2003 he was sentenced to 13 years in prison for the ethnic cleansing of non-Serbs while leader of the Serbian Republic of Krajina, that was after he was leader.[11]

 

Was there an assassination attempt on the leader by the state?

 

No, there is no evidence of an assassination attempt by the state.

 

Cause of Death?

 

He died of suicide.[12]

 

Primary language, and other languages spoken as adult

 

He spoke Serbian and the Croatian dialect.[13]

 

 

 

 

 

[1]Image Credit: https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Milan_Babi%C4%87_crop.jpg

Gabrel Partos, "Milan Babic," The Independent, March 6, 2006, Accessed January 03, 2017, http://www.independent.co.uk/news/obituaries/milan-babic-6107318.html.

[2] Ibid.

[3] Ibid.

[4] Ibid.

[5] Ibid.

[6] "Milan Babic Sentenced to 13 years in prison," United Nations International Criminal Tribunal for the former Yugoslavia, June 29, 2004, Accessed January 03, 2017, http://www.icty.org/en/press/judgement-case-prosecutor-v-milan-babic-milan-babic-sentenced-13-years-imprisonment.

[7] Ibid.

[8] "Religious aspects of the Yugoslavia - Kosovo conflict," Religious Tolerance, Accessed January 03, 2017, http://www.religioustolerance.org/war_koso.htm.

[9] See f.n.7

[10] See f.n.1

[11] Ibid.

[12] Ibid.

[13] Bracewell, C.W., David-Barrett, Liz, Lampe, John R., and Pleština, Dijana, "Croatia," Encyclopædia Britannica, May 31, 2016. Accessed January 03, 2017, https://www.britannica.com/place/Croatia.