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    Bosnian War Criminal Dies After Drinking Poison in Court

    “I reject your verdict.” Those were the words of Slobodan Praljak, 72, who drank poison in a courtroom at the Hague immediately after his 20-year prison sentence was upheld on appeal. Praljak died later at a nearby hospital. He’d been convicted of war crimes by the U.N. for his conduct during the 1990s conflict in the Balkans, though Croatia’s prime minister maintains that his conviction was a “deep moral injustice.” Dutch authorities have launched an investigation into how Praljak managed to smuggle poison into the courtroom.

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