War Criminal Dies After Drinking Poison In The Hague

War Criminal Dies After Drinking Poison in The HagueCroatian war criminal Slobadan Praljak killed himself by drinking poison in The Hague moments after a U.N. appeals judge upheld his 20-year sentence. After the verdict, Praljak shouted, β€œPraljak is not a criminal. I reject your verdict,” and drank from a small brown bottle. β€œI just drank poison,” he said. β€œI am not a war criminal. I oppose this conviction.” State TV reported the 72-year-old later died at a hospital. Praljak was one of six former Bosnian leaders convicted in 2013 of persecuting, expelling, and murdering Muslims in an effort to create a Croat mini-state in Bosnia during the 1992-95 Bosnian war.