Slobadon Praljak. Photo: elindependiente.com via Bing.
Slobadon Praljak. Photo: elindependiente.com via Bing.

Head of inquiry into death of Slobodan Praljak says death couldn’t be prevented: On 2 January, it was reported that the head of the inquiry into the death of ICTY accused Slobodan Praljak issued a statement concluding that smuggling of the poison into the UN detention unit could not be prevented under the procedures.  In his statement, Judge Hassan Jallow stated that “there are no measures that would have guaranteed detection of the poison at any stage” considering the small size of the vial carrying the poison and the limited intrusive searches at the detention unit.  In November, Praljak ingested cyanide poison in the ICTY court room after his judgment on appeal  was read confirming the 20 year sentence for war crimes. (The Guardian)