Croatian General Slobodan praljak began to present, who said he took poison after the verdict at the international Tribunal for war crimes during the Croat-Bosniak war, was hospitalized. This is the BBC.
The video from the courtroom in the Hague you can see how praljak began to present rose, raised it to his mouth hand and swallowed something, threw his head back.
According to the Guardian, then the General shouted: “I am not a war criminal.”
Judging by the video, the praljak began to present the lawyer reported that his client took poison after about a minute after the General had drunk something. “My client says that he took poison,” cried the defender. Then, in the courtroom began to panic a little.
“Okay. We suspend, We suspend…… Please stop. Don’t take the Cup that he drank something,” said the presiding judge Carmel Agius.
The BBC reports that the judge was in visible disarray.
Soon, under the courthouse came the ambulance, and in the sky you could see the helicopter.
Also, according to the report, the building ran a few rescue workers wearing heavy equipment in backpacks.
At the moment it is unknown what exactly took Croatian General and what is the state of his health.
15:38 edition Balkanewz said in his Twitter that the praljak began to present “dying in the hospital.”
Praljak began to present was one of six former Croatian political and military leaders, who in 2013 was convicted of persecution, murder and the illegal deportation of Muslims during the war in Bosnia. In particular, the General was sentenced to 20 years in prison. Today the court in the Hague considered the appeal against the verdict.
As previously reported, in the Hague during a meeting of the international Tribunal for the former Yugoslavia, the Croatian General Slobodan praljak began to present took poison after he read out the verdict of the appellate court.