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Source: getty

A War Criminal Just Killed Himself During A Court Hearing By Drinking Poison

By Mark Pygas

Bosnian Croat war criminal Slobodan Praljak has died in hospital after he reportedly drank poison upon hearing that his 20-year sentence was to be upheld by the United Nations war crimes tribunal at The Hague. 

Upon hearing the judge had refused his appeal, Praljak took a small bottle from his pocket and drank from it after declaring: "What I am drinking now is poison." 

"I'm not a war criminal," Praljak continued before sitting back down and slumping in his chair. 

In the courtroom video, the judge then suspends the hearing and calls for an ambulance.