War Criminal Commits Suicide

eh's picture

Slobodan Praljak shouts 'not a criminal', claims to have drunk poison during ICTY verdict

Croatian TV is reporting that a former Bosnian Croat general has died after drinking a phial of poison at a UN tribunal in The Hague. Seconds after his war crimes sentence of 20 years was upheld at the international criminal tribunal for the former Yugoslavia, Slobodan Praljak, shouted out angrily: “Praljak is not a criminal. I reject your verdict.” The 72-year-old then raised a small brown bottle to his lips, and drank it in full view of the cameras filming the hearing. “I just drank poison,” he said. “I am not a war criminal. I oppose this conviction.” Croatian television quoted sources close to Praljak as saying he later died in a hospital in The Hague. Dutch police declared the courtroom to be a crime scene.

4.11111
Average: 4.1 (9 votes)

Comments

eh's picture

Murder trials would be great if a phial of poison was at the podium where criminals were read verdicts and they had the balls to drink the poison if found guilty. Immediate endings that would save millions and make for great Youtube videos.

+1
+1
-1
Vote comment up/down
Ozmen's picture
Beta Tester

Hardcore!

+1
0
-1
Vote comment up/down
lawngnome's picture

I do the same thing in BF4. 

 

If I know I'm going to die,  I'll respawn/suicide before the enemy can finish me off. 

+1
+1
-1
Vote comment up/down
Fullauto223cal's picture

+1
+2
-1
Vote comment up/down
thegent's picture

just talking to a guy tonight who knew him..apparently he was a 'good man' but thats subjective in these parts..

+1
+1
-1
Vote comment up/down