Netherlands consider two options for MH17 trial

Source : 112 Ukraine

For both options, the trial brings legal obstacles for the guilty in a plane crash
08:58, 25 October 2016


The Dutch government is considering two options for bringing to justice those responsible for the destruction of Flight MH17 over Donbas in July 2014. This was stated in a letter to the Lower House of the Parliament of the Netherlands written by Minister of Justice and Security of the Netherlands Ard van der Steur, Trouw reports.

The Minister stressed that no decision has been made yet, but there are the options to hold trial in an international tribunal or a national court of one of the countries that co-operate in the investigation. At the same time the Dutch government believes that in the latter case, the proceedings should spend it in the Netherlands.

Related: MH17 investigation to call all suspects before 2017

Steur also added that there are legal obstacles for those guilty in both options.

As previously reported by the representatives of the international investigative team, the Malaysian Boeing MH17 was hit by a missile from the complex Buk, which was launched in the militants-controlled area Pervomaiske, Donetsk region.

Earlier Bellingcat experts came to the conclusion that part of the responsibility for the MH17 tragedy lies on the higher ranks of the Russian army. Russian Defense Minister Sergei Shoigu is on top of the list, along with his two deputies - Valery Gerasimov and Arkady Bahin. Russian President Vladimir Putin is also responsible for the disaster, who, under the Constitution, is the supreme commander of the Armed Forces.

Related: Kremlin: investigation of MH17 crash is doomed to failure

Source: Trouw

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