Like straight out of a dramatic movie scene, Bosnian Croat general Slobodan Praljak drank a lethal dose of poison in front of a court at the International Criminal Tribunal for the Former Yugoslavia.
The ex-general pressed the poison to his lips after his sentence was read aloud by judges.
His dying words:
“I just drank poison,” he said. “I am not a war criminal. I oppose this conviction.”
Officials swarmed in and he later died at a hospital. An investigation is underway.
According to The Guardian, the former commander was sentenced to 20 years in The Hague for war crimes in Yugoslavia in the 1990s. Court officials charged Praljak for the destruction of Mostar's 16th-century bridge which court officials alleged caused severe and "disproportionate damage to the Muslim civilian population."
Today on "Chewing the Fat" with Jeffy, Jeffy discussed the bizarre events that took place at the tribunal.
See how the drama unfolded below.
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