Hague convict took "deadly chemical" - Dutch prosecutor

A deadly chemical was found in the container from which convicted Bosnian Croat war criminal Slobodan Praljak drank in the Hague Tribunal courtroom.

Source: B92, Beta
Praljak takes the substance in the Hague courtroom (Tanjug/AP)
Praljak takes the substance in the Hague courtroom (Tanjug/AP)

This is what Dutch prosecutor Marilyn Fikenscher told the AP on Thursday.

Shortly after ingesting the substance, Praljak, who was convicted to 20 years in prison for crimes committed against Muslims in Bosnia, died in the hospital.

"There was a preliminary test of the substance in the container and all I can say for now is that there was a chemical substance in that container that can cause death," Fikenscher said.

The prosecutor added that a post mortem and toxicology tests would be done soon, and that this was "the main priority."


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