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War crimes accused drinks poison in court

  • A war crimes hearing in The Hague was halted after the accused claimed that he drank poison. Slobodan Praljak, who was awarded 20 years imprisonment in 2013 for his involvement in crimes in East Mostar, was among the six ex Bosnian Croat political and military leaders appearing before the court. After hearing the verdict, Praljak stood up and appeared to have followed a glass of a substance which his lawyer described to the court was poison.