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MH17: Court session to take place in Netherlands today

Source : 112 Ukraine

According to the preliminary schedule, the hearings are supposed to take place from September 28 till October 2
08:03, 28 September 2020

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Schiphol court complex in the Netherlands is about to host hearings in the case of MH17 tragedy. The first session is supposed to take place on Monday, at 10 a.m. Amsterdam time. Ukrinform news agency reported that on September 28.

According to the preliminary schedule, the hearings are supposed to take place from September 28 till October 2. However, the court claims that they could be suspended or canceled due to the spread of Covid-19. All those participating in the hearing are supposed to keep the distance of 1.5 meters; people with cold or increased body temperature will not be allowed into the court hall.

As we reported earlier, the Netherlands is considering the possibility of other states joining the process against the Russian Federation at the ECHR in the case of a downed passenger plane of flight МН17.

Related: Netherlands to renew hearings in MH17 case

Earlier, the world marked the sixth anniversary of the downing of Boeing 777, the passenger aircraft of Malaysian Airlines, known as Flight MH17.

Related: MH17 disaster: ECHR files lawsuit by Netherlands against Russian Federation

The plane was destroyed while performing a regular flight from the Netherlands to Malaysia in July 2014. The tragedy took place in the sky over the militant-held section of the Donetsk region, not far from Snizhne town. All 298 people aboard deceased; most of the victims, 196, were Dutch, but there were citizens of another nine countries as well.

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