Court cyanide sui­cide

Wales On Sunday - - NEWS -

A POST-MORTEM on a former Croa­t­ian gen­eral who died after swal­low­ing a liq­uid at a war crimes hear­ing has found he had cyanide in his body.

The Hague Pub­lic Pros­e­cu­tor’s Of­fice said that pre­lim­i­nary re­sults from a tox­i­co­log­i­cal test re­vealed “a con­cen­tra­tion of potas­sium cyanide” in Slo­bo­dan Pral­jak’s blood.

The cyanide caused the heart fail­ure, which was the 72-year-old’s “sus­pected cause of death”.

Pral­jak drank from a small bot­tle sec­onds after an ap­peals judge at the In­ter­na­tional Crim­i­nal Tri­bunal for the former Yu­goslavia con­firmed his 20-year sen­tence for crimes dur­ing the 1992-95 Bos­nian war.

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