Dutch probe Slobodan Praljak's live UN court suicide

Croatian former general Slobodan Praljak before the start of his appeal judgement at the International Criminal Tribunal for the former Yugoslavia (ICTY) on November 29, 2017 at the Hague international court. He drank poison seconds after judges upheld his 20-year sentence. PHOTO | ROBIN VAN LONKHUIJSEN | AFP

What you need to know:

  • The 72-year-old died in hospital after being rushed from the court.
  • Among the questions to be answered will be how he managed to evade tight security to smuggle the bottle into the tribunal.
  • And if the liquid was indeed poison or noxious, how did he acquire it in the UN detention centre in The Hague where he was being held?



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