Next court session in MH17 case to be open for limited circle of people

Source : 112 Ukraine

The session will be broadcasted online, and anyone will be able to join in
10:58, 4 May 2020


A limited circle of people will be able to join the next court session within the MH17 case. The Dutch court reported that as quoted by Ukrinform news agency.

The access will be granted to judges, prosecutors, lawyers, and the limited number of relatives of MH17 victims, as well as media representatives. All those in the session hall will be required to keep a distance of 1.5 meters, which is due to the Covid-19 restrictions. 

The session will be broadcasted online, and anyone will be able to join in.

On March 17, all courts in the Netherlands suspended their work due to the pandemic of coronavirus. The judicial bodies only consider urgent cases, in presence of limited circle of people.

Related: MH17 case: Judges to enjoy right to consider anonymous testimony

Earlier, the Hague district court refused to declassify the names of twelve MH17 tragedy wintesses, as the Russian lawyers demanded. 

The judicial process within MH17 case began in the Netherlands in March this year. Dutch prosecutors presented new witnesses in this case, one of which was a Russian citizen. The identities of these people are classified, as there's a serious threat of persecutions by Russian special services

Related: Russian high-rank FSB officer identified as MH17 figure, - Bellingcat

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