BREAKING: Bosnian Croat war crimes suspect Slobodan Praljak dies after 'drinking poison' during trial

Bosnian Croat war crimes suspect Slobodan Praljak 'drinks poison' during trial

Slobodan Praljak tried to appeal against his convictions

Wednesday, November 29, 2017

A Bosnian Croat wartime commander has died after reportedly drinking poison in his trial.

Slobodan Praljak drank the poison this morning, according to a spokesperson for The Hague.

Praljak was one of six former Bosnian Croat military and political leaders attempting to overturn their sentences for war crimes.

The man drank the poison after the judge said his 20 year jail sentence was to be upheld, according to The Independent.

After hearing the verdict, Praljak said "I am not a war criminal. I oppose this conviction," then a medical team was called for.

He was originally handed the sentence in 2013 for being involved in an attempt to remove Muslims from an area of Bosnia in the 1990s.

Other convictions given to Praljak were overturned by Judge Carmel Agius, but the 20-year sentence remained in place.