A Bosnian-Croat war boss has kicked the bucket in the wake of bringing down toxic substance amid his atrocities trial at The Hague, the Croatian Prime Minister has affirmed.
Slobodan Praljak shouted, ‘I am not a war criminal!’ and drank a dull fluid from a little jug seconds in the wake of losing his allure against a 20-year jail sentence at the International Criminal Tribunal, in the Netherlands.
‘I just drank harm,’ he included. ‘I am not a war criminal. I contradict this conviction.’
Praljak, 72, is one of six Croatian government officials condemned to imprison for their contribution in a battle to drive Muslims out of a future Bosnian Croat smaller than normal state in Bosnia in the mid 1990s.
His legal advisor yelled out ‘my customer has taken toxic substance’ under the watchful eye of judge Carmel Agius suspended the hearing and the court was shut.
Minutes after the fact rescue vehicle groups touched base at the scene and a helicopter started floating overhead.
A few crisis safeguard specialists raced into the building conveying hardware in knapsacks, while court authorities called for quiet.
A representative for the tribunal affirmed he kicked the bucket after ‘he drank a fluid while in court and rapidly fell sick’.
Bosnian war chief dies after drinking poison during court trial (Photos)