Dutch police detained a journalist who was carrying MH17 crash debris

Source : 112 Ukraine

The taken items are currently sent for examination
14:16, 9 January 2017

NL Times

Dutch police has detained the journalist who was carrying the wreckage of the Boeing-777 plane, which was shot down in Donbas during MH17 flight. This was reported on the website of Dutch prosecutor’s office.

Freelance journalist Michel Spekkers was arrested on Saturday night as he returned to Schiphol airport after visiting Donbas region.

The luggage of journalist included "various bags with metal parts and an object which may be human remains".

The journalist refused to provide photos and videos shot by him.

Withdrawn materials are currently sent for examination. An examination will be fulfilled as soon as possible.

The journalist himself wrote that he wanted to give voluntarily everything that he had found at the crash site, but everything was seized instead as a result, including equipment.

He also denied the information contained on the website of Netherlands prosecutor's regarding the version of event.

Local media reported that the journalist visited the occupied Donetsk to make a documentary about daily life there, and went to the place of MH17 disaster.

On July 17, 2014, the Boeing 777 of Malaysian Airlines that was on its way from Amsterdam to Kuala Lumpur was downed from Russia-made missile launcher ‘Buk’. The incident took place not far Pervomaiske village, Donetsk region. The missile hit the aircraft, killing all 298 people aboard. The international investigation committee, led by the Dutch experts, was sorting out all circumstances of the disaster.

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