Bosnian War Criminal Drinks Poison in UN Appeals Court as Judge Reads Verdict
Bosnian Croat commander Slobodan Praljak 'drank poison' as United Nations upholds sentence
Bosnian Croat forces commander Slobodan Praljak has just "drank poison" in the United Nations court of appeal after the judge announced his sentence will be upheld.
The court was left stunned during the shocking moment a wartime criminal "drank poison" seconds after the UN appeals judges upheld his 20-year sentence for crimes against Bosnian Muslims.
Commander Praljak, 72, tilted back his head and took a swing from a flask or glass as the judge read out the verdict before announcing to the court:
"I just drank poison.
"I am not a war criminal. I oppose this conviction."
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According to Express, the presiding judge suspended the hearing and called for a doctor.
An ambulance was at the building and paramedics raced up to the courtroom.
It was the last judgment by the International Criminal Tribunal for the former Yugoslavia (ICTY), established by the United Nations in 1993 before it closes next month.
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