By MIKE CORDER, Related Press
THE HAGUE, Netherlands (AP) — A lawyer for relations of individuals killed within the 2014 downing of Malaysia Airways Flight 17 over jap Ukraine advised a courtroom listening to Thursday that 290 relations and companions of the victims have filed compensation claims for “emotional misery” towards the 4 suspects charged within the downing.
Lawyer Arlette Schijns was talking at a preliminary listening to within the long-running authorized proceedings towards three Russians and a Ukrainian charged with involvement in taking pictures down the Amsterdam-to-Kuala Lumpur flight on July 17, 2014. All 298 individuals on board the Boeing 777 have been killed.
Not one of the suspects have appeared in courtroom and the case is continuing of their absence.
“No compensation can offset the losses suffered by relations. That mentioned, compensation can present a sense of recognition relating to ethical injury and also can supply a sure feeling of justice,” Schijns advised judges.
She mentioned round 90 relations wish to make sufferer affect statements in the course of the trial, which is anticipated to start hearings on the substance of the fees in June.
After a painstaking worldwide investigation spanning years, prosecutors charged 4 suspects — Russians Igor Girkin, Sergey Dubinskiy and Oleg Pulatov in addition to Ukrainian Leonid Kharchenko — with a number of counts of homicide for his or her alleged involvement in taking pictures down the flight.
Prosecutors say the aircraft was shattered in mid-air when it was hit by a Buk missile system trucked into Ukraine from a Russian navy base. Russia denies any involvement within the downing.
Schijns mentioned the quantity of compensation per relative ranged from 40,000-50,000 euros ($48,000-60,000) relying on the relations’ relationship to the sufferer.
She mentioned below civil regulation, many relations are unable to assert compensation, equivalent to siblings who didn’t stay with a sufferer on the time flight MH-17 was shot down.
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