Thursday, 30 November 2017

Slobodan Praljak

Who is Slobodan?

He was born on 2nd January 1945 in Capljina. Had three university degrees. A professor, manager and theater director. In 1991, he joined Croatian Armed forces. In 1992, he became the major general after Sarajevo agreement. In 1983, he is accused of ordering destruction of Stari most causing  damage to the Muslim civilian. This was viewed as mass war crime against Muslims.
In 2004, he surrendered to ICTY (International Criminal Tribunal for the former Yugoslavia) after he was accused as senior military official, he directly and indirectly commanded armed forces to mass war crimes. Trial began in 2006 and on May 2013, he was sentenced to 20 years imprisonment. On 29th November, the ICTY found him guilty but some charges were overturned without reducing the 20 years jail term. This lead to his decision to take his own life after taking poison which was captured in the live broad cast. He died in hospital in Hague.

May his soul rest in peace.

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