The judges' potted history of conflict in East Ukraine totally ignores aspects important to the #MH17 case:
1) The rise of fascists to power in Kiev
2) The shooting of both police & protestors at the Maidan
Why is it relevant to point out the Ukrainian security services were under the control of the founder of a neo-fascist party?…
Because it goes to possible motive, means & opportunity in the #MH17 case.
The judges thus afternoon will be summarising the most important evidence against the suspects on trial. Interesting to see how much of this "evidence" originates from the unindicted suspects - ie elements within the political & security establishment of the Ukraine.
Volvo truck 40-50 tons 90km/h easily? #MH17
For literally years the crucial 09:08 BUK conversation was purportedly between Dubinsky (Khmuryi) & Buryat (Buriatik).
Today, with no explanation I am aware of, it appears it was between Dubinsky & Chernykh. Image
Here is the original SBU recording indicating Buryat:
Earlier - Prosecution urge denial of Defence request for witness examinations of Chernykh & Vlokh (no surprise there).… Image
So today we were presented with this graphic showing the phone data of Chernykh & Vlokh.
Who are Chernykh & Vlokh? Really?
Where are they now? Image
Let's get a bit more explicit. How do we know Chernykh & Vlokh, who have provided the link to Russia through their mobile phone data and now, (it very belatedly turns out) through the crucial conversation with Dubinsky, weren't working for the SBU - then, as apparently now?

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17 Jun
Prosecution: Not giving another complete overview but will be repeating things to drum home the key points for the benefit of the public.
Prosecution: Showing field where BUK allegedly fired
Prosecution arguing witness X48 statement and satellite analysis come up with similar locations
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16 Apr
The #MH17 pre-trial continues and the live stream seems to be working properly today.
The prosecution is arguing the leak of thousands of phone taps relating to the case is not a big deal.
Prosecution: Disagrees on Relative Counsel's request regarding privacy of relatives.
Read 21 tweets
15 Apr
#MH17 pretrial proceedings continue today. Defendants haven't appeared. Counsel for relatives submitted claims on 13 April.
#MH17 Defence has submitted Pulatov can not authenticate any of the conversations he is alleged to have participated in as he can not remember the details.
Investigating judges have reported on their progress, experts have been interviewed, The issue of satellite images from the US is "underway".
Read 61 tweets
8 Feb
#MH17 Case resumes
#MH17 Judge: Defence requests for CVs in conjunction with Almaz Antey reports. Court sees no reason to do this. Investigating judge will be questioning AA witness so no need.
#MH17 Judge: Court sees no need to send database of information from DSB to be sent to Almaz Antey. Investigating judge may consider it necessary for AA to visit wreckage.
Read 13 tweets
1 Feb
The MH17 criminal trial continues shortly.…
#MH17 Most recent decisions of court can be read here:…
#MH17 Judge: Echo is bad on livestream but seems Dutch law was modified on 1 January 2021 to make it impossible to question the DSB report so investigating judge can not question witnesses on it.
Read 41 tweets
8 Dec 20
Full text of the interlocutory judgement of the #MH17 court regarding on applications made by the defence, counsel for MH17 relatives and the Public Prosecution Service just released:…
The judge argues the right of the defendant to examine or have examined witnesses against him is balanced against his right to be judged within a reasonable time.
So Pulatov can not examine all the witnesses against him because of time constraints.
Article 6 of the ECHR below:
My interpretation of the ECHR would be that examining the witnesses against him is a "minimum right" of a defendant and the "reasonable time" has to allow this. The judge can rule the evidence is insufficient & acquit but he shouldn't curtail the defendant's minimum rights.
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