Pro-Russion separatists in eastern Ukraine have denied Dutch investigators access to Luhansk area, the Pubic Prosecutor announced on Saturday. The investigators needed to do technical research into cell towers and the telephone network in the area as part of the criminal investigation into the downing of flight MH17.
To international criminal lawyers think that having the perpetrators responsible for the disaster with flight MH17 judged by an international tribunal, is a very bad idea.
The Netherlands thinks that a UN-style tribunal is the best option for prosecuting those suspected of being responsible for the MH17 disaster, British news agency Reuters reports based on two anonymous sources close to the discussion.
Australia is planning to install a permanent memorial for the victims of the MH17 disaster. The memorial will be located at the Parliament House in Canberra.
Hans van Mens, the brother of one of the MH17 victims, is having trouble with the Dutch Tax Authorities. The tax office wants him to pay half of the grief benefit her received after his sister's death as income tax, the Telegraaf reports.
The anonymous group of people who put up 47 million dollars for concrete evidence about suspects responsible for bringing down Malaysia Airlines Flight 17 say they have the information they wanted, German private investigator Josef Resch says, according to newspaper Der Spiegel. Resch claims he was hired by the group to ferret out details and verify information they obtained.
A number of experts from the National Police and Defense launched a new mission in Eastern Ukraine on Tuesday. This investigation is aimed at gathering evidence in support or rejection of he different scenarios on what caused the disaster with flight MH17.
Last year the Public Prosecutor did 54 investigations into radicalization and terrorism aimed at approximately 90 suspects. "Dozens of Dutch people were prepared to travel to the ISIS proclaimed 'caliphate' in Iraq and Syria."
The safety of airlines was not mentioned once during the diplomatic meeting in Kiev three days before flight MH17 was shot down. At the time, the Ukrainian government had nothing to say on the matter and Europe still underestimated the conflict.
Malaysia Airlines flight MH17 was shot down on July 17 with a BUK-M1 missile, announced Mikhail Malyshevsky on Tuesday. Malyshevsky is the deputy head engineer at Moscow-based BUK missile manufacturer Almaz-Antey.
King Willem-Alexander and Queen Maxima met with American President Barack Obama at the White House in Washington on Monday during their first visit to the Unites States after King-Willem Alexander took the throne two years ago. After their meeting, Obama called the Netherlands "some of our oldest and more precious allies".
A total of 653 thousand euros was donated at Amsterdam Dinner's benefit dinner at the Heineken Music Hall on Saturday night, the organization announced on Sunday. The money will be donated to the aids research of the two scientists who died in the MH17 plane crash in July last year.
The satellite images that Russia released days after the disaster with flight MH17, were falsified. This is according to British journalist Elliot Hggins' research collective Bellingcat.
Three Dutch parliamentarians appear on a Russian list of people from the European Union that are no longer allowed to enter the country.
According to Minister Bert Koenders of Foreign Affairs, the "breach of trust" caused by Russia's illegal annexation of the Crimea and the country's interference in the conflict in Eastern Ukraine will first have to be repaired before the international approach to Russia can get back to normal.
The team of aviation investigators that is investigating the disaster with flight MH17 had a meeting on Gilze Rijen air base on Thursday. According to the Dutch Safety Board, "good progress" was made in the meeting.
Russian opposition newspaper Novaya Gazeta claims to have obtained a confidential analytical report on the MH17 crash that suggests it was a BUK-M1 missile that shot down the plane. The newspaper believes it is likely a report by official Russian military experts, and will be submitted to Dutch and international experts investigating the crash.
A Dutch Hercules C-130 aircraft landed in Eindhoven shortly before 4 p.m. carrying seven coffins with human remains from the Malaysia Airlines flight MH17 plane crash in eastern Ukraine.
Minister Bert Koenders of Foreign Affairs stressed how important it is that the MH17 investigation now goes in the direction of accountability now that the repatriation phase has been finalized. He said this before his meeting with US Secretary of State John Kerry in Washington D.C. on Thursday
The salvage mission in eastern Ukraine where flight MH17 crashed last year, has been completed. The last seven coffins are expected to arrive at Eindhoven airport at 16:00 on Saturday afternoon. From there they will be transported with the usual ceremony.
Pathologist George Maat, who caused quite a bit of controversy by showing pictures of MH17 victims during a lecture on the identification process on Wednesday, has been put out of the forensic team
A member of the MH17 victims identification team, forensic anthropologist and paleopathologist George Maat, revealed graphic photos and confidential details while giving a lecture on the identification process on Wednesday. The lecture was open to anyone interested, and has sparked outraged comments from all sides.
The restarted MH17 repatriation mission is going well, despite being hampered by the wet and windy weather. The team has found some mortal remains as well as personal belongings such as passports, jewelry and photos, mission leader Pieter-Jaap Aalbersberg reported on Wednesday.
A digital catalog containing photographs of MH17 victims' personal belongings will be made available to the victims' families on Tuesday, the Public Prosecutor announced. Those who recognize something belonging to a family member will then be able to claim it.