The UN war crimes tribunal at The Hague in the Netherlands has announced that former Croatian Serbian leader Milan Babic has commited suicide whilst serving a 13-year sentence for crimes against humanity.
The tribunal said in a statement that Babic’s body was found last night, and also that "The Dutch authorities were called immediately. After conducting an investigation, they confirmed that the cause of death was suicide."
Babic was a political ally of Slobodan Milosevic, though he testified against him during Milosevic’s trial before The Hague. An inquiry into how an inmate under regular observation committed suicide has been opened.