A United Nations war crimes tribunal upheld the convictions Wednesday of six Bosnian and Croat political and military leaders who were convicted in 2013 of war crimes during the 1990's.
Slobodan Praljak brings a bottle to his lips, during a Yugoslav War Crimes Tribunal in The Hague, Netherlands.
Praljak tilted back his head and took a swing from a flask or glass as the judge delivered the verdict.
Former military commander Slobodan Praljak consumed liquid from a small brown bottle moments after losing his appeal against a 20-year sentence for war crimes committed during the bloody 1990s break-up of Yugoslavia, reports The Guardian.
Tribunal spokesman Nenad Golcevski, when asked by AP if he could confirm the death, said: "I have no information to share at this point".
Praljak - who was jailed for 20 years in 2013 for committing crimes against Bosnian Muslims - then told the judge: "I just drank poison".
Apple's Spaceship better look out, Microsoft is modernizing its headquarters too
Over the next five to seven years, the company will construct 18 new buildings on the campus, which now has 80. The renovation will see the iconic X-shaped buildings of Bill Gates' Microsoft era go.
Waze updated with motorcycle routing, voice commands, and HOV route support
You can use these voice commands to begin navigation, preview the route ahead of you, ask for your arrival time, and more. To activate Talk to Waze , just follow these steps: Settings Sound & voice Talk to Waze Shift Listen for " OK Waze " on.
With Expectations Low, Retailers See Victory On Black Friday
In early November, Adobe predicted that total digital sales for the holiday season would hit $107.4 billion, an increase of 13.8%. Taken together, the changes may help bolster sales and profit margins-despite a decline in customer traffic at many locations.
"My client says he drank poison this morning", defence attorney Natasa Faveau-Ivanovic said.
He had been found guilty of being part of a criminal enterprise by the wartime Croatian government of late President Franjo Tudjman, to create an ethnically pure state.
Presiding judge Carmel Agius immediately suspended the proceedings and an ambulance was called. Judges did overturn some of his convictions, but refused to reduce his overall sentence.
The officials were convicted four years ago of participating in an "ethnic cleansing" campaign against Bosnian Muslims during Bosnia's war.
Wednesday's hearing was the final case at the groundbreaking tribunal before it closes its doors next month.