Praljak and Goering: the suicides of two war criminals raise questions and tell a story | Open door

When justice is thwarted, the value to the public of journalists as independent observers is reaffirmed

The suicide by poisoning of a Bosnian Croat war criminal in a courtroom at The Hague last week raised questions both contemporary and historical.

Slobodan Praljak, like the senior German Nazi Hermann Goering at Nuremberg in 1946, managed while in custody to acquire the means to thwart the due process of law at its climax.

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