RTL Nieuws broke no journalistic rules by secretly recording a lecture by forensic anatomist George Maat on the identification of MH17 victims last year, the Council of Journalism ruled on Monday
Fierce criticism and a motion of no confidence were what Minister Ard van der Steur of Security and Justice faced on Wednesday in the parliamentary debate about his actions surrounding George Maat, the forensic scientist who was discredited after giving a lecture showing images of flight MH17 victims.
Minister Ard van der Steur of Security and Justice apologized to forensic scientist George Maat on Thursday. Maat was discredited after giving a lecture showing images of flight MH17 victims. The Minister also acknowledged mistakes he made in this conflict to the Tweede Kamer, lower house of parliament
George Maat, the forensic scientist who ended up in the spotlight after a controversial lecture using footage of the MH17 disaster, copied the police report on his lecture with a pencil and a note pad and published it on the Leiden university website Mare. "Now everyone can read the pieces and draw their own conclusions", he said. He believes the report exonerates him.
Minister Ard van der Steur of Security and Justice will be meeting with forensic pathologist George Maat on Wednesday. Maat was fired from the MH17 forensic investigation team after a controversial lecture in which he showed photos of the MH17 victims.
Minister Ard van der Steur of Security and Justice will not apologize to George Maat, the MH17 investigator who became discredited after giving a lecture in which he showed graphic photos of MH17 victims.
Fired MH17 investigator George Maat wants an apology from Minister Ard van der Steur of Security and Justice and RTL Nieuws. He also wants reparations.
George Maat, the physical anthropologist and anatomist who was first suspended and then fired from the MH17 investigation team after giving a lecture including graphic photos of MH17 victims, thought that he was allowed to give this lecture because others were also giving similar lectures.