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Croats honour tribunal poison general

The portrait of late Croatian general Slobodan Praljak who died after taking poison at a United Nations tribunal is displayed at a commemoration ceremony in Zagreb
The portrait of late Croatian general Slobodan Praljak who died after taking poison at a United Nations tribunal is displayed at a Commemoration Ceremony in Zagreb

The Croatian general who died after drinking cyanide at a UN tribunal that confirmed his War Crimes conviction has been honoured.
Hundreds of people, including two government ministers, attended a commemoration ceremony in his honour.

More than 2,000 have honoured a dead Croatian general who drank cyanide at the Hague after he was convicted of carrying out war crimes in Bosnia
More than 2,000 have honoured a dead Croatian general who drank cyanide at the Hague after he was convicted of carrying out war Crimes in Bosnia

Huge crowds attended the public memorial in Zagreb for the service to remember war criminal Slobodan Praljak whose final act was to kill himself in front of UN judges.

The defiant 72-year-old took his life just seconds after appeal judges in The Hague upheld his 20-year jail sentence for war crimes and crimes against humanity during Bosnia's 1990s conflict. 

The judges at the International Criminal Tribunal for the former Yugoslavia ruled that Praljak and his five Bosnian Croat co-defendants were part of a 'joint criminal enterprise' to ethnically cleanse Bosnian Muslims in the war.

However, since Praljak's death, Croats have paid multiple tributes to the late general, laying flowers and lighting candles in town squares in Croatia and Bosnia.

Public buses ran free of charge to the ceremony for the wartime military commander, who swallowed potassium cyanide last month during a court hearing broadcast live around the world
Public buses ran free of charge to the ceremony for the wartime military commander, who swallowed potassium cyanide last month during a court hearing broadcast live around the world


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