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Scythian gold case: Court postpones verdict delivery

Source : 112 Ukraine

The court requested additional information from the sides about alleged ownership and right for operational management
13:42, 16 July 2019

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On July 16, Amsterdam Court of Appeal postponed the delivery of the verdict in the case of return of exhibits from Crimea. Golden island in the Black Sea to Ukraine, as "Rechtspraak.nl" reported.

In particular, the court requested additional information from the sides about alleged ownership and right for operational management. The court gave two months for this. Then, the consideration of the case will continue.

The final decision is expected to appear in 6-9 months.

Related: Claimants in Scythian gold case did not pass jewelry to the Netherlands, - Justice Ministry

On December 14, 2016, Amsterdam District Court ruled to return all the exhibits of the Crimean museums, which were presented in the Netherlands within “Scythian gold” exhibition to Ukraine.

The dispute between Ukraine and Russia “Where the collection should be returned” has begun after the annexation of the peninsula. The Scythian gold collection from the Crimean museums was put on view at the Allard Pierson Museum of the University of Amsterdam in February 2014 when Crimea was still part of Ukraine. Amsterdam Court decided in December 2016 that Scythian gold should be returned to Ukraine.

Related: Scythian gold case: Amsterdam Court appoints June 11 as date of sentencing

Occupation authority of Crimea appealed the decision of the court in January 2017. Ukraine provided additional evidence to the court in February 2019.

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