The former Croatian general Slobodan Praljak died after drinking poison during the trial at the International Tribunal for the Former Yugoslavia (ICTY). This information was confirmed on Wednesday by the official representative of the agency Aenad Golczewski.
Death of Slobodan Praljak
“Slobodan Praljak one of the six defendants, died today in a hospital in The Hague,” Golczewski said, “the Appeals Chamber confirmed the verdict handed down earlier by the court chamber to sentence Praljak for 20 years in prison.” Immediately after this, Slobodan Praljak drank the liquid poison and felt sick. “
The medical staff of the ICTY immediately began to help Praljak. “At the same time, an ambulance was called, and Slobodan Praljak was transported to a nearby hospital,” Golczewski said. “However, he died.”
“In accordance with the existing rules, the Dutch authorities began an independent criminal investigation into the incident,” the official added. “It is currently continuing.” The ICTY brings its condolences to relatives and friends. “