A former Bosnian Croat military chief has died after apparently swallowing poison during a hearing at the UN's tribunal for the former Yugoslavia. Slobodan Praljak drank the contents of a small bottle, seconds after the court upheld his sentence.
The convicted war criminal killed himself in late November after drinking poison in front of live cameras. The son of Croatia's late President Franjo Tudjman has called his conviction an "insult to justice."
Bosnian Croat war criminal Slobodan Praljak used cyanide to kill himself in court, Dutch prosecutors have said. Prosecutors are probing how he managed to get hold of a banned substance in the high-security UN building.
Bosnian Croat ex-General Slobodan Praljak drank poison after the Hague war crimes tribunal upheld his 2013 war crimes sentence. Croatia's prime minister has criticized the court for its "unjust" verdict.
The suicide death of Slobodan Praljak has overshadowed the International Criminal Tribunal for the former Yugoslavia's final verdict. The court has been heavily criticized, but that has not lessened its importance.
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