Friday, December 01, 2017

War Criminal Dies After Taking Poison in UN Court

Bosnian Croat war criminal Slobodan Praljak died in hospital on Wednesday after drinking poison in a dramatic courtroom scene after United Nations (UN) judges upheld his 20-year sentence. The 72-year-old died in hospital after he drank from a brown bottle at his appeal judgement at the International Criminal Tribunal for the former Yugoslavia in The Hague. Seconds after his sentence was upheld, former military commander Slobodan Praljak, 72, shouted out angrily: "Praljak is not a criminal. I reject your verdict." He then raised a small brown bottle to his lips, and drank it down in full view of the cameras filming the hearing.


The hearing was then quickly suspended as Praljak's lawyer shouted out: "My client says he has taken poison."

The bloody 1992-1995 war in Bosnia, in which 100,000 people died and 2.2 million were displaced, mainly pitted Bosnian Muslims against Bosnian Serbs, but also saw some brutal fighting between Bosnian Muslims and Bosnian Croats after an initial alliance fell apart.

Wednesday's verdict comes a week after the judges imposed a life sentence on former Bosnian Serb military commander Ratko Mladic, whose ruthlessness in the conflict earned him the title the "Butcher of Bosnia".


Even though the US does not recognize the authority of any UN court, the rest of the world takes it quite seriously.

#1 | Posted by J_Tremain at 2017-11-29 12:01 PM

As it should.

#2 | Posted by Doc_Sarvis at 2017-11-29 12:28 PM

I'm going to show this to my kids and tell them santa killed himself at his genocide trial. I'll have to explain to them that Santa's real name is Slobodan.

#3 | Posted by BruceBanner at 2017-11-29 02:52 PM

That was surreal. Something I thought I would only ever see in a movie.

#4 | Posted by Derek_Wildstar at 2017-11-29 03:02 PM

"Over the lips, past the gums, look out tummy, here it comes!"

#5 | Posted by patron at 2017-12-01 07:01 PM

The hangover is dreadful.

#6 | Posted by cbob at 2017-12-01 07:58 PM

What I want to know is how did they get it in for him to take in the first place?

#7 | Posted by GalaxiePete at 2017-12-01 08:33 PM

Look at the Judge... he's going "WTF???"

#8 | Posted by J_Tremain at 2017-12-02 12:43 AM

Hey military worshippers, THIS is what a true sacrificial hero looks like. Well done!

#9 | Posted by kudzu at 2017-12-03 09:28 AM

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