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Jun 17, 2021 39 tweets 5 min read
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
Jun 9, 2021 10 tweets 3 min read
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.
Apr 16, 2021 21 tweets 3 min read
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.
Apr 15, 2021 61 tweets 7 min read
#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.
Feb 8, 2021 13 tweets 4 min read
#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.
Feb 1, 2021 41 tweets 13 min read
The MH17 criminal trial continues shortly.… #MH17 Most recent decisions of court can be read here:…
Dec 8, 2020 33 tweets 8 min read
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:
Nov 30, 2020 8 tweets 4 min read
Strange mask protocol at @OPCW #CSP25 - apparently only compulsory when using the microphone. Here is DG Arias addressing conference with unmasked person just behind. The session seems to have reopened with a new mask protocol in place (Before & after). Another suggestion pertaining to safety:
1) Let the #CSP25 hear from ex-DG Bustani about the threats to his family from the USA.
2) Let's hear those who went to Douma about what they found.
Nov 30, 2020 8 tweets 3 min read
Today sees the start of The Twenty-Fifth Session of the Conference of States Parties #CSP25
We will once again see science & the reports of the OPCW's own scientists (…) being ridden over roughshod in the interests of the US/UK led war party. Consensus will be abandoned as the US, UK & allies, (a minority of the world's population but a majority of the states in the OPCW) use the #CSP25 for geo-political goals, based on the suppression of the scientific evidence of their own complicity in Syrian chemical attacks.
Nov 25, 2020 42 tweets 5 min read
The #MH17 trial will be continuing shortly, with Judge Hendrik Steenhuis replying to the defence's requests for further investigation & prosecution's attempts to prevent further investigation. This is a crucial stage of the pre-trial process as the defence have demonstrated that the JIT "investigation" was focused on finding evidence to back up the "Russia did it" narrative rather than properly investigating the case.
Nov 13, 2020 121 tweets 14 min read
Today in #MH17 court the prosecution will attack Pulatov's witness statement & continue to argue against the defence requests for further investigation. We may find out more about the basis on which the Dutch government opened up their case against Russia. Prosecutor: Your court will not investigate the possibility of self-defence. Doesn't apply to #MH17 as you can see from international community's response. Sending troops into another country is a criminal act.
Nov 12, 2020 68 tweets 10 min read
In the last 3 #MH17 court sessions, in laying out requests for further investigation, the defence showed the prosecution case is, at best, a shameful shambles.
Today the prosecution will attempt to stymie any real investigation into how & why the plane was downed. #MH17 Judge: Counsel for the relatives has made a number of requests including witness statements of M58 & X48 (at firing location) & intercepts allegedly including the accused.
Nov 5, 2020 66 tweets 11 min read
#MH17 Hearing: After yesterday's dramatic events ( ) the defence today continues with its requests for further investigation. #MH17 Defence: Need to look at satellite images (as did officer 17476) to try and determine if the field near Pervamaiske was the firing location. Images supplied by Geoserve & analysed using QGIS. Image quality poor and images small so defence wishes to question 17476.
Nov 4, 2020 73 tweets 20 min read
#MH17 . Today we will see the defence continue to outline their requests for further investigation following yesterday's impressive performance by lawyers Sabine ten Doesschate & Boudewijn van Eijck. Van Eijck will be picking up following his points regarding the 130 Netherlands Forensic Institute reports about which questions need to be answered regarding the author's expertise, methodology & possible contamination.