After hearing that his 20-year jail sentence for war crimes was upheld, Slobodan Praljak stood up and pronounced: “Slobodan Praljak is not a war criminal. With disdain, I reject this verdict.” The former Bosnian Croat military commander then drank a liquid which he said was poison. The court proceedings in The Hague were immediately suspended and Mr. Praljak was taken to the hospital. Hours later he was officially declared dead.Mr. Praljak was one of six defendants who were found guilty of having been key participants “in a joint criminal enterprise to ethnically cleanse Bosnian Muslims through the commission of crimes against humanity, grave breaches of the Geneva Conventions and other war crimes”. According to the appeals chamber of the International Criminal Tribunal for the former Yugoslavia, their goal was to establish ‘Greater Croatia’ by displacing thousands of Bosnian Muslims in Bosnia and Herzegovina.