Bosnian-Croat war criminal kills himself during trial

72-year-old Slobodan Praljak, a Bosnian-Croat war criminal, killed himself with poison during his war crimes trial at The Hauge.

It's not clear how he got the poison, but he somehow managed to get it in the room for a dramatic suicide.

Praljak shouted, "I am not a war criminal!" and slurped down the dark liquid from a small bottle. It was just seconds after he lost an appeal against a 20-year prison sentence. He added:

"I just drank poison. I am not a war criminal. I oppose this conviction."

Praljak is one of six Croatian politicians sent to jail for their role in a campaign to drive Muslims out of a would-be-Bosnia Croat mini-state in Bosnia in the early 1990s.

After he took the poison, ambulance crews and helicopters arrived at the scene.

Prime Minister Andrej Plenković confirmed Praljak's death:

"We have all unfortunately witnessed his act by which he took his own life. His act mostly speaks about a deep moral injustice towards six Croats from Bosnia and the Croatian people ... We voice dissatisfaction and regret about the verdict."

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