Drakulić comments on the suicide of Slobodan Praljak

After having spent many months at the International Criminal Tribunal for the former Yugoslavia (ICTY) in Hague researching for her book They would never hurt a fly, Slavenka Drakulić commented on the recent suicide of Bosnian Croat military commander Slobodan Praljak. He drank cyanide in the courtroom after he was declared a war criminal.

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The interview can be read and heard on the on ARD1 Wien Südosteuropa. Read the text in German and listen to the excerpts in English on this link.

On evil in Eurozine

On 22 November, the International Criminal Tribunal for the former Yugoslavia will hand down its verdict in the war crimes trial of Bosnian Serb military leader Ratko Mladić. Slavenka Drakulić reflects on a photograph from the first days of the Bosnian conflict, and what it tells us about the nature of evil.

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                                        Photo: Ron Haviv. Source: Ron Haviv/Eurozine

Read the whole text here.