Bosnia and Herzegovina: Bosnian Croats commemorate Slobodan Praljak in his hometown

Bosnian Croats lit candles in honour of deceased convicted war criminal Slobodan Praljak in his hometown Capljina, Thursday. The former Bosnian Croat military commander died after taking poison on hearing the final verdict of his appeal hearing at The Hague two days ago. Mayor of Capljina said «Croats from Bosnia and Herzegovina have defended not only the Croats, but they defended the state of... Еще Bosnia and Herzegovina. We will continue to live here.» One of the town's citizens, Milan Pazin, stated that people have gathered «to pay homage to our hero». Praljak was appealing a conviction from 2013 for committing crimes against humanity in Mostar during the 1992-1995 war. The International Criminal Tribunal for the former Yugoslavia upheld the 20-year jail sentence. After learning his fate, Praljak drank a poisonous liquid to the confusion of members of the court. He died in hospital shortly afterwards.

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