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Courtroom where war crimes defendant drank "poison" now crime scene: judge
November 29, 2017 / 1:52 PM / 16 days ago

Courtroom where war crimes defendant drank "poison" now crime scene: judge

THE HAGUE (Reuters) - Dutch police have declared the courtroom where a Bosnian Croat war crimes defendant said he drank poison on Wednesday during his appeals verdict a crime scene, the presiding judge said.

A wartime commander of Bosnian Croat forces, Slobodan Praljak, is seen during a hearing at the U.N. war crimes tribunal in the Hague, Netherlands, November 29, 2017. ICTV via REUTERS TV

Slobodan Praljak, 72, was receiving medical treatment while judge Carmel Agius continued to read the judgment in the final case the United Nations Yugoslav tribunal will hear before it closes next month.

Reporting by Toby Sterling and Stephanie van den berg; Writing by Anthony Deutsch

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