MH17 process can take up to four years

Private investigator Joseph Resch has set a deadline for the Joint Investigation Team to accept the information under the condition of transparency, otherwise it would show that JIT is not interested in real investigation.

The Dutch Public Prosecutor's Office, which heads the Joint Investigation Team, informed relatives of the victims of MH17 about the upcoming criminal proceedings. It is known that the process, which is scheduled to start on March 9, will take about two years. If the judge will demand further investigations, the process can last up to four years.

The relatives are pleased that the process is finally taking place. In the near future there will also be one-on-one talks with the public prosecutor's office. There will also be a discussion who wants to have the right to speak and access to the procedural documents.

Four men have been officially charged by the Dutch Court . But it is still unknown who gave the order and who is directly responsible for the shooting. The prosecution relies on evidence from the network and on telephone calls presented by the Ukrainian intelligence service SBU, which are said to have been manipulated, as Malaysian forensic scientists have found out. The JIT has not commented on this. Even the chat of a Russian soldier with "Anastasia" seems questionable. The JIT actually uses expressions like "obvious" or "can be accepted" when trying to show the evidence. It is clear that Russia will not deport the accused citizens and can not do so for legal reasons.

The Dutch "Telegraaf" also points out that the JIT does not want to see or notice evidence that the private investigator Josef Resch has been offering since 2016, most recently on 5.7.2019 in a published letter.

Resch does not seem to be interested in giving the investigation a certain direction, but he rightly complains that, for reasons of objectivity, the information he has received should at least be viewed.