Citizens' association 'Eastern alternative' from Republika Srpsk placed pro-former Bosnian Serb commander Ratko Mladic posters around the town of Srebrenica on Wednesday, just hours before his conviction. The association's spokesperson Vojin Pavlovic claimed that Mladic «is one of the heroes of recent Serbian history» and those citizens of Srebrenica «want to raise a monument» in his honour... Еще.» The town of Srebrenica is believed to have significant sympathy for Mladic, with its current mayor Mladen Grujicic refusing to refer to the 1995 massacre as «genocide». Earlier on Wednesday, Mladic was convicted of war crimes, genocide and crimes against humanity for his actions in Bosnia in the 1990s, and was sentenced to life in prison. The sentencing relates to the massacre of around 8,000 Muslim boys and men by Bosnian Serb forces on July 11, 1995 following Srebrenica's fall, and for Mladic's role in the 1995 siege of Sarajevo. Ratko Mladic was arrested in 2011 after 14 years in hiding.