Bosnian Croat War Criminal Slobodan Praljak Dies After Drinking Poison In The Dock Seconds After Losing His Appeal

November 29, 2017, Written by

Written By Rachel Bishop, The Mirror





Slobodan Praljak
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The war criminal former commander of Bosnian Croat forces died today after gulping back poison when he was told his appeal against his sentence had failed.

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Slobodan Praljak, 72, tilted back his head and took a swing from a flask or glass as a war-crimes judge at The Hague read out the verdict.

Bosnian Croat War Criminal Slobodan Praljak Dies After Drinking Poison In The Dock Seconds After Losing His Appeal

Praljak – who was jailed for 20 years in 2013 for committing crimes against Bosnian Muslims – then told the judge: “I just drank poison. I am not a war criminal. I oppose this conviction…”

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