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Taken Poison: 'criminal swigs War lethal poison in court Horror in the Hague as Balkans thug sentenced to 20 years escapes justice .by taking his own life Mail Foreign Service A BALKANS war criminal killed himself yesterday by drinlking in a United Nations courtroom. After losing an appeal against a 20-year sentence, Slobodan Frajal producéd a vial and shouted: Praljak is not a war criminal I reject your judgment with contempt. Ihave taken poison. I am not a war criminal. I oppose this conviction Fellow defendants looked on in astonish- ment as the 72-gear-old Bosnian Croat forme general drank the liquid and slumped in his chait Judge Carmel Agius ordered the court to be curtained off Erom the public gallery and sus- pended the televised hearing. Declaring the Hague courtroom a crime scene, the judge told officials: Don't take away the glass that he used when he drank something. Medical staff arived minutes later and tried to treat the former warlord, He died in a Dutch hospital nearby Fraljak was serving his prison sentence in a UN prison cell at an undisclosed location and was driven each day to the court in van for his appeal hearing oison secure Serbian lawer who frequently defends A suspects at the court said it would have been asy to pass Praljak a small bottle of poison. Toma Fla said: It isjust he at an. airport. They inspect metal objects, he belts, metal money, shoes, and take away mobale phones But pills and small quantities of hquids are not examined, he added. The astonishing scenes unfolded as judges were passing judgment on appeals by si former Bosnian. Croat political and military lead ers against convictions from the International Criminal Tribunal for the former Tugoslavia. Frajak was jailed for 20 years in 2013 for crimes against humarity during the Bosnian wa. Tribunal spokesman Nenad Gol cevshi he died desni saic PressReader - Daily Mail: 2017-11-30 - War criminal swigs lethal ...
Taken Poison: 'criminal swigs
 War
 lethal poison in court
 Horror in the
 Hague as
 Balkans thug
 sentenced
 to 20 years
 escapes justice
 .by taking
 his own life
 Mail Foreign Service
 A BALKANS war criminal killed
 himself yesterday by drinlking
 in a United Nations courtroom.
 After losing an appeal against a 20-year
 sentence, Slobodan Frajal producéd a
 vial and shouted: Praljak is not a war
 criminal I reject your judgment with
 contempt. Ihave taken poison. I am not a
 war criminal. I oppose this conviction
 Fellow defendants looked on in astonish-
 ment as the 72-gear-old Bosnian Croat forme
 general drank the liquid and slumped in
 his chait
 Judge Carmel Agius ordered the court to be
 curtained off Erom the public gallery and sus-
 pended the televised hearing. Declaring the
 Hague courtroom a crime scene, the judge
 told officials: Don't take away the glass that
 he used when he drank something.
 Medical staff arived minutes later and tried
 to treat the former warlord, He died in a
 Dutch hospital nearby
 Fraljak was serving his prison sentence in a
 UN prison cell at an undisclosed location and
 was driven each day to the court in
 van for his appeal hearing
 oison
 secure
 Serbian lawer who frequently defends
 A
 suspects at the court said it would have been
 asy to pass Praljak a small bottle of poison.
 Toma Fla said: It isjust he at an.
 airport. They inspect metal objects,
 he belts, metal money, shoes, and
 take away mobale phones But pills
 and small quantities of hquids are
 not examined, he added.
 The astonishing scenes unfolded
 as judges were passing judgment
 on appeals by si former Bosnian.
 Croat political and military lead
 ers against convictions from the
 International Criminal Tribunal
 for the former Tugoslavia.
 Frajak was jailed for 20 years in
 2013 for crimes against humarity
 during the Bosnian wa.
 Tribunal spokesman Nenad Gol
 cevshi
 he died desni
 saic
PressReader - Daily Mail: 2017-11-30 - War criminal swigs lethal ...

PressReader - Daily Mail: 2017-11-30 - War criminal swigs lethal ...