November 29th, 2017 – Fort Russ News –
– By Joaquin Flores for FRN –
THE HAGUE, Netherlands – In a stunning televised event, former Croat general Slobodan Praljak took his own life just hours ago, by taking poison during the reading of his verdict at the International Criminal Court in the Hague. The American propaganda outlet, National Public Radio, originally published that the convicted general was Serbian.
In the video below, we can see him drinking the clear substance from a small vial or shot-glass. Dutch police are investigating the incident.
What seemed to have caused his suicide is that Praljak had heard that his 20-year sentence for war crimes in the Bosnian city of Mostar was being upheld. This is unusual for the accused on the Croatian and Bosniak side of the conflict. Praljak, who was one of six former Croats operating in Bosnia (these were Bosnian Croat units) having their appeal heard at the UN tribunal.
In a surprise rejection of his appeal, given the disproportionate blame placed on the Serbian combatants in the 1990’s era conflict and the overturning of the convictions of other Croatian generals, Praljak had been convicted ordering the destruction of Mostar’s 16th-century bridge in November 1993. Given the civilian nature of this infrastructure, the judges found that this had “caused disproportionate damage to the Muslim civilian population.”
Due to the unusual nature of a Croat war criminal actually being found guilty and having their conviction upheld, the American state-owned propaganda outlet, NPR (National Public Radio) made a critical error in reporting this event. They defaulted to the Western narrative that all war crimes from the 1990’s war in the former Yugoslavia were carried out by the Yugoslav successor, Serbian side. Security consultant Dr. Olga Ravasi found the error and notified NPR about their error.
The original NPR article read:
The over-arching legality, framing, and procedures of the international prosecution of crimes committed during the Balkan Wars has long been challenged. Of the 161 individuals indicted by the ICTY, 94 are Serbs, compared to 29 Croats, nine Albanians and nine Bosniaks. These figures appear to be inversely proportional to the occurrences and weight of the war crimes perpetrated by the various sides.