War crimes defendant dies after taking poison during UN tribunal


A war crimes defendant dies after taking poison during a UN tribunal at The Hague.

You can hear the interpreter say, “I have taken poison”.

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Former Bosnian Croat military chief Slobodan Praljak shouted: "I am not a war criminal" and appeared to drink from a small bottle.

It happened as the judge upheld his 20-year prison sentence for involvement in a campaign against Muslims in the early '90's.

An ambulance was called to the court and the defendant pronounced dead.

The judge has declared the courtroom to be a crime scene.

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