Court cyanide suicide
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.