MH17 disaster-related items were confiscated legally, - Dutch court

18:21, 13 January 2017

The Dutch court authorizes confiscation of the MH-17 artifacts from the local journalists. The part of the materials will be erased, another part to be copied for further investigation. Reporters Stefan Beck and Michel Spekkers had been detained in Amsterdam airport on January 7. They were carrying the wreckage of the Boeing plane, which was shot down in Donbas during MH17 flight, and a package with human remains.

Apart from these things, the court also ruled out to seize the photo and video materials made by the journalists. They do not agree with the court’s decision and are going to object.

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 from Pervomaiske village, Donetsk region. The missile hit the aircraft, killing all 298 people aboard. The international investigation committee, led by the Dutch experts, is now sorting out all circumstances of the disaster.