People with information about the downing of MH17 who are afraid to come forward, may be able to count on witness protection, Prosecutor Fred Westerbeke said on Nieuwsuur on Wednesday. Should there be cause, witnesses could qualify for a new identity or lower sentences.
Prime Minister Mark Rutte, Minister Bert Koenders of Foreign Affairs and Minister Ard van der Steur of Security and Justice are all impressed with the Joint Investigation Team and the investigation results they presented on Wednesday regarding the downing of flight MH17. All three agree that this is an important step towards prosecuting the perpetrators.
Relatives and friends of people who died in flight MH17 are generally satisfied with the investigation results the Joint Investigation Team revealed on Wednesday. The JIT revealed that flight MH17 was shot down by a BUK missile transported from Russia to a pro-Russian separatist controlled field and then back to Russia again.
A proposal by the VVD and PvdA to have a debate on the preliminary results of the MH17 criminal investigation received broad support from Dutch parliamentarians. The coalition partners feel it important to discuss the consequences, now that it has been clearly established that flight MH17 was shot down by a a BUK missile from Russia fired from a field controlled by pro-Russian separatists
Russia wants a "complete and transparent" investigation into the downing of flight MH17 in eastern Ukraine on 17 July 2014, a spokesperson for president Vladimir Putin said to news agency Tass
The Joint Investigation Team is looking at around 100 suspects in the downing of flight MH17 over eastern Ukraine in July 2014, Prosecutor Fred Westerbeke said in a press conference on Wednesday
Malaysia airlines flight MH17 was shot down with a BUK missile of the 9M38 series fired from the ground. The missile launching system came from Russia and was afterwards returned to Russia, are the preliminary conclusions of the Joint Investigation team. The missile was fired from a field near Pervommajsk, which was in the hands of pro-Russian separatists
Flight MH17 was shot down by a BUK-missile brought to the Ukraine from Russia, prosecutor Fred Westerbeke said during a meeting in which the victims' relatives are being informed on the preliminary criminal investigation results, both NOS and RTL Nieuws reports. The relatives are the first to here the results, which will then be shared at a press conference.
This afternoon the Public Prosecutor is presenting the first results of the criminal investigation into the downing of flight MH17 over Eastern Ukraine in July 2014. These results are expected to reveal what type of weapon shot down the plane and where it was fired from
Residents, businesses and associations in Hilversum raised over 42 thousand euros for a permanent MH17 monument in the city. Mayor Pieter Broertjes called it a unique achievement
A court forced the Ministry of Security and Justice to publish more documents on the disaster with flight MH17 thanks to a joint call on the Freedom of Information Act by broadcasters NOS and RTL Nieuws and the Volkskrant. A number of new details were revealed, including that the Dutch government assumed from the first that Russian separatists were behind the downing of the plane.
Relatives of MH17 victims asked the European Union for help in getting more information on the plane crash in eastern Ukraine in July 2014. They want the EU's foreign policy chief Federica Mogherini to put pressure on those involved to release, among other things, missing radar image
The Joint Investigation Team working on the criminal investigation into the downing of flight MH17 in the Ukraine in 2014, will release the first results of the investigation on September 28th
The criminal investigation into the disaster with flight MH17 may be done by the end of this year, Malaysian Prime Minister Najib Razak said when he received Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko
On Sunday the Netherlands commemorated the second anniversary of the disaster with Malaysia Airlines flight MH17. Over 800 friends and family members of victims gathered in Vijfhuizen, near Schiphol airport, to remember and honor their loved ones.
Relatives of victims of the MH17 disaster have decided what they want the national memorial monument to look like - a 6 meter high and 25 meter long wall with the name of all 298 victims engraved on it
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
Russian secret services were behind cyber attacks on the Dutch Safety Board's computers last year, according to the German intelligence service Bundesverfassungsschutz (BfV) in a report on Russia's digital espionage activities. According to the service, the Russians were trying to get hold of information about MH17
The MH17 investigation team found the "exhaust" of a BUK missile at the site of the crash in eastern Ukraine, the Joint Investigation Team revealed on Monday in an online magazine on the investigation into the disaster.
A massive 53 percent of the people who lost a relative in the MH17 disaster on July 17th, 2014 are at risk of developing severe psychiatric problems, according to a study done by a group of Dutch mourning experts. One in eight of the survivors already suffered with severe mental health problems a year after the disaster
Ron Smits, technical adviser for the Dutch Safety Board, was one of 2,755 people in the Netherlands to receive a Royal honor on Tuesday. Smits was honored for his "vital contribution" to the investigation into the downing of flight MH17.
Hilversum is building a monument in Dudokpark to commemorate the 15 residents of the city who were killed in the MH17 disaster. The monument will be unveiled on July 17th, exactly two years after the Malaysia Airlines flight was shot down over eastern Ukraine
A majority in the Tweede Kamer, the lower house of Dutch parliament, is set to approve plans to improve airline safety rules following the disaster with flight MH17 in July 2014. The plans include a covenant between the government and airlines, more money for the intelligence services to collect and share information and punishment for airlines who do not have their safety rules in order
A team of 80 police officers are assigned to the criminal investigation into the MH17 disaster. They are working from both the Netherlands and Ukraine, according to Wilbert Paulissen, head of the national detectives