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Slobodan Praljak died after taking cyanide in court

Slobodan Praljak died after taking cyanide in court
From Al Jazeera - December 2, 2017

Convicted Bosnian Croat war criminalSlobodan Praljak died after takingpotassium cyanidein a war crimes court in The Hague, Dutch officials have said.

"The first preliminary result from the toxicology report shows that Mr. Praljak had a concentrated amount of potassium cyanide in his blood,"the Public Prosecutor's Office said in a statementon Saturday.

"That led to heart failure, which is the probable cause of death," the statement added.

A confirmation regarding the cause of Praljak'sdeath on Wednesday is expected in a final report after the end of the investigation.

The probe is also looking at how he managed to get the vial of poison into the high-security building.

Praljak drank what he said was poison just seconds after hearing he had lost his appeal against a 20-year-prison sentence.

"I, Slobodan Praljak, reject the verdict. I am not a war criminal."

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