: :inin Kyiv (EET)

Netherlands says it rejected Moscow offer for MH17 prosecution


THE HAGUE – The Netherlands has turned down an offer by Russia to prosecute three men suspected of involvement in the 2014 downing of a passenger jet over eastern Ukraine, the Dutch justice minister said on Wednesday (Feb 12).

Ferd Grapperhaus said Moscow sent a letter in October last year in which it asked whether the Dutch would consider transferring the criminal prosecution of three suspects to Russia.

“The Justice and Security Ministry replied that the transfer of criminal proceedings against the three Russian suspects by the Dutch authorities is not an option and has not been taken into consideration,” Grapperhaus said …read more

Source:: AsiaOne

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