MH17 Trial: Opening Days Raise Key Questions Around Suspect

In the two days that it has run so far, the Dutch court hearing into the 2014 MH17 disaster, though largely focused on procedural detail, has already opened some quite unexpected and tantalising avenues towards discovering the truth behind the 298 deaths. Before the case began on Monday, certain key facts had already been well … Continue reading MH17 Trial: Opening Days Raise Key Questions Around Suspect

Everything You Need to Know About the MH17 Trial

The war in eastern Ukraine between Kiev’s forces and pro-Russian separatists has claimed more than 13,000 casualties according to the UN, but the downing of MH17 remains one of its most tragic episodes: 298 people, mostly Dutch nationals, died over eastern Ukraine when their flight from Amsterdam to Kuala Lumpur was shot down on July … Continue reading Everything You Need to Know About the MH17 Trial

MH17 Investigators Have an Eyewitness, Dutch Prosecutor Says

Dutch prosecutors have at least one eyewitness in the 2014 downing of Malaysia Airlines flight MH17 over eastern Ukraine, lead prosecutor Fred Westerbeke said two weeks ahead of the first court hearing into the tragedy. A Dutch court will on March 9 hear the case against three Russian suspects and one Ukrainian over the downing of … Continue reading MH17 Investigators Have an Eyewitness, Dutch Prosecutor Says

Australian Police: some documents in the case of MH17, common platform Bonanza Media are authentic

The Australian Police confirmed that some documents in the case of MH17, common platform Bonanza Media are authentic. It is noted that this document was prepared by Federal police as part of the ongoing investigation. Dutch prosecutors refused to comment on the authenticity. One of the leaked documents contains a transcript of the conversation of … Continue reading Australian Police: some documents in the case of MH17, common platform Bonanza Media are authentic

No Buk missile systems detected near MH17 crash zone — leaked document

The July 2014 crash of Malaysia Airlines flight MH17 took place in the region where no Buk missile systems were deployed at the time of the tragedy, according to a leaked document of the Dutch Military Intelligence and Security Service. According to the document, sent to Dutch prosecutors, flight MH17 was flying beyond the range … Continue reading No Buk missile systems detected near MH17 crash zone — leaked document

The staggering allegations of a former officer of the Ukrainian Security Service (SBU) on the shooting down of MH17.

Over five years ago, on 17 July 2014, flight MH17 took off from Amsterdam’s Schiphol airport, bound for Kuala Lumpur, but a few hours into the flight, radio contact was lost and the plane disappeared from radar. There were 283 passengers, including 80 children, and 15 crew members on board. Watch video on YouTube here: … Continue reading The staggering allegations of a former officer of the Ukrainian Security Service (SBU) on the shooting down of MH17.

The Netherlands refuses Moscow’s request to prosecute MH17 suspects

The Dutch justice minister, Ferd Grapperhaus, said the Netherlands refused a request by Moscow to consider allowing Russia to prosecute three Russian nationals identified as suspects in the 2014 downing of Malaysia Airlines flight MH17. MH17 was shot down in eastern Ukraine, resulting in the death of 298 civilians, two-thirds of whom were Dutch. The … Continue reading The Netherlands refuses Moscow’s request to prosecute MH17 suspects

Malaysia Airlines: A history of ups and downs

Malaysia Airlines Berhad, colloquially known as Malaysia Airlines, is Malaysia’s flag carrier. The airline has been struggling for the past few years following several incidents involving one missing flight (MH370) and another being shot down over eastern Ukraine (MH17). Now, Malaysia Airlines - wholly owned by Khazanah Nasional Berhad, a Malaysian sovereign wealth fund company … Continue reading Malaysia Airlines: A history of ups and downs

Families of MH17 victims prepare to go to Europe for trial

Before retired Wollongong teachers Carol and Michael Clancy departed on their first holiday in Europe in 2014, they left their trip schedule with family to let them know where they would be. The last entry of their schedule read: "Home sweet home." They never made it home. They were among 298 passengers and crew killed … Continue reading Families of MH17 victims prepare to go to Europe for trial

District Court of The Hague: One of suspects ready to stand trial on MH17 case

At least one of the suspects in the MH17 downing probe is ready to stand trial. The relevant information has been reported by the District Court of The Hague However, the court did not disclose the name of the suspect. At the same time, according to de Rechtspraak, the website that is managed under the … Continue reading District Court of The Hague: One of suspects ready to stand trial on MH17 case