With everything that’s going on in the world today, you might be forgiven for missing the news that Bosnian war criminal Slobodan Praljak was having his appeal hearing in the Hague today. However, you’ll probably remember the events of his trial much more clearly than that because something absolutely crazy happened during it.
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Praljak had been accused of war crimes against Bosnian Muslims during the time he was in charge of the Bosnian Croat forces and moments after the UN judges upheld his 20 year prison sentence and conviction, he pulled out a bottle of poison and ingested it. He then openly said to the court:
I just drank poison. I am not a war criminal. I oppose this conviction.
Not really knowing what to do, the judge called a doctor and closed the curtain on the session. Moments later, Praljak was dead. You can watch the shocking footage below:
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I mean what the hell? I’ve never seen anything like that before and I really don’t know what to make of it. I don’t really know anything about this situation either to pass too much judgment on it, but it seems like an absolutely insane set of events to happen, especially considering Praljak ended up dead moments afterwards. Completely nuts.
Not gonna give him an RIP because it sounds like he was a bad dude, but what a way to go. Can’t really believe stuff like that is still happening in 2017.