MH17 case: Convicts might be arrested in any country

Source : 112 Ukraine

Defendants might also serve their sentences in the Russian Federation
20:51, 8 June 2020
Today, June 8, another round of court hearings regarding the downing of MH17 over Donbas began in the Hague. If the court takes a guilty verdict, the defendants can be detained in the territory of any state on the world and extradited to the Netherlands to serve their sentences. This was announced by Deputy Minister of Foreign Affairs of Ukraine Yevhen Yenin, reports UNN.

“If the conviction comes into force, these persons can be detained in the territory of any country in the world and extradited to the Netherlands to serve their sentences,” the diplomat said.

According to him, another option in this case is the transfer of a sentence for execution to the Russian Federation.
Related: Weakening of quarantine in Ukraine will save country's economy, - Zelensky

At the same time, as Enin noted, this is "a less likely option in the conditions of maintaining the current political regime in Russia."

“At the same time, there have been cases in the history of mankind when criminals somehow fell into the territory of those states where they can be arrested and punished in the future. I believe that there is justice in this world,” the deputy minister emphasized.

Earlier at the second session of the trial case of МН17, none of the four suspects appeared.

The status of the accused has three citizens of Russia: Sergey Dubinsky, Igor Girkin and Oleg Pulatov, as well as a citizen of Ukraine Leonid Kharchenko. They were also absent during the first meeting in March.

Pulatov is represented in the process by a team of lawyers, two of them are at a meeting today. Due to the coronavirus, the number of people in the meeting room is limited - two representatives each from the defense and prosecution side.

The judge noted that the case will be tried in the absence of the accused, and all the data presented will relate to all four, unless otherwise indicated.

Система Orphus

If you find an error, highlight the desired text and press Ctrl + Enter, to tell about it

see more