International criminal tribunal for former Yugoslavia asks Dutch police to investigate how poison was smuggled into court

Dutch police have launched a criminal investigation into the death of the Bosnian Croat commander Slobodan Praljak, who swallowed poison as his appeal verdict was being streamed live around the world.

The international criminal tribunal for the former Yugoslavia (ICTY) has invited local police officers to conduct the inquiry into how the chemical was smuggled into the high-security courtroom in The Hague.

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