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Croatia: Zagreb's Lisinski hall packed for Praljak commemoration02:54

Croatia: Zagreb's Lisinski hall packed for Praljak commemoration

Croatia, Zagreb
December 11, 2017 at 16:58 GMT +00:00 · Published

The commemoration ceremony for former Bosnian Croat General Slobodan Praljak saw Zagreb's Vatroslav Lisinski Concert Hall filled out on Monday. Praljak was buried in a secret and private ceremony at Zagreb's Mirogoj cemetery on Thursday.

Among the hundreds at the ceremony were war veterans, army generals and ordinary citizens.

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.

Croatia: Zagreb's Lisinski hall packed for Praljak commemoration02:54
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The commemoration ceremony for former Bosnian Croat General Slobodan Praljak saw Zagreb's Vatroslav Lisinski Concert Hall filled out on Monday. Praljak was buried in a secret and private ceremony at Zagreb's Mirogoj cemetery on Thursday.

Among the hundreds at the ceremony were war veterans, army generals and ordinary citizens.

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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