Slobodan Praljak, 72, was on trial for war crimes in the former Yugoslavia before the UN Tribunal in the Hague. Seconds after his 20-year sentence was upheld, he shouted: “Praljak is not a criminal. I reject your verdict” and then drank from a small brown bottle. Turning to the cameras filming the hearing, he said: “I just drank poison, I am not a war criminal. I oppose this conviction.” UN officials confirmed that he died soon after. Dutch police declared the courtroom a crime scene.