Names of victims read aloud at murder trial over doomed flight MH17


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  • Tuesday, 10 Mar 2020

Judges take place during the criminal trial against four suspects in the July 2014 downing of flight MH17 in Badhoevedorp, Netherlands, March 9, 2020.

AMSTERDAM: Relatives sat listening with bowed heads and eyes closed as the names of all 298 victims of a missile strike on a Malaysian airliner were read out in a Dutch court on Monday as the murder trial of four fugitive defendants began.

Malaysian Airlines Flight 17 was hit by a surface-to-air missile on July 17,2014 while flying over Ukrainian territory held by pro-Russian rebels fighting government forces. The airliner was on its way from Amsterdam to Kuala Lumpur.

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