He choose death sentence over lifetime peison

@Madshadi (4659)
Brussels, Belgium
November 30, 2017 1:32am CST
This came as a shock. Bosnian war criminal Slobodan Praljak drank poison and died to protest UN tribunal at the Hague. He was sentenced to 20 years and he choose to end his life than serve in prison. I don't know how he got his hand on that substance but it got me really confused why anyone would choose that fate. He would've received the best treatment. It got me thinking about earlier discussion I had with some members here whether death sentence is more merciful than lifetime prison or not. I always thought death sentence is harsher but this has made me think otherwise. Maybe I was wrong.
Death of wartime Bosnian Croat forces commander Slobodan Praljak follows dramatic scenes at UN tribunal in The Hague.
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@Shiva49 (9545)
• Singapore
30 Nov
Wonder how he got poison drink while at court - siva
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@Madshadi (4659)
• Brussels, Belgium
30 Nov
That's very mysterious
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@TRBRocks420 (62114)
• Banks, Oregon
30 Nov
@Madshadi I also wonder this.
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@Ganma7 (2001)
5 Dec
I wonder too
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@Kandae11 (26885)
30 Nov
Remember, the comment I made, that I thought he would suffer more in his prison cell , every night haunted by the faces of those people he murdered?
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@Madshadi (4659)
• Brussels, Belgium
30 Nov
Yes your comment came to mind as soon as I saw the news
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@Ganma7 (2001)
5 Dec
I agree
@sharon6345 (110277)
• United States
30 Nov
here is no one in their right mind that would prefer to live in a cell for life. Good lord I would take it too.
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@Madshadi (4659)
• Brussels, Belgium
30 Nov
A cell for life could be an opportunity. A second chance. I would take it and try to make the best of it by thinking about what I've done and how to redeem myself. By ending it all you lose that opportunity.
@cahaya1983 (9488)
• Malaysia
30 Nov
Yes I was more shocked at how he got access to that poison than what he did with it.
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@Madshadi (4659)
• Brussels, Belgium
30 Nov
I think they will launch an investigation soon.
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• Malaysia
30 Nov
@Madshadi His hands were shaking when he was drinking it. Can't help wondering what exactly was on his mind at that moment.
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@Madshadi (4659)
• Brussels, Belgium
30 Nov
@cahaya1983 this image was surely more satisfying for the victims families than any other sentence he would've received.
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• United States
30 Nov
I think there are guards that will always lean toward bribery. Hopefully, in the end, he felt guilt toward his actions. It wouldn't change things, but it would make me feel better.
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@Madshadi (4659)
• Brussels, Belgium
30 Nov
I think those gard will be caught if guilty.
@lady1993 (15555)
• Philippines
30 Nov
but don't they get parole when behave well in prison?
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@Madshadi (4659)
• Brussels, Belgium
30 Nov
I don't think war criminals can have that