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Old June 19th, 2019, 06:23 PM   #61
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MH17: Four people charged with murder of Liam Sweeney and John Alder after 2014 flight tragedy
Newcastle Evening Chronicle, June 19th 2019.

Dutch prosecutors have named and charged four people over the 2014 tragedy which claimed 298 lives, including two Newcastle United fans, John Alder, 63, and Liam Sweeney, 28. Liam's father, Barry Sweeney, has praised the international team fighting to put someone on the stand over the slayings. Investigators believe the Malaysian Airlines flight was brought down by Russian-backed separatists fighting in Crimea and Ukraine.

Football-mad John and Liam were traveling to New Zealand to watch Newcastle United in a pre-season friendly. Their families have spent almost five agonising years waiting for someone to be held responsible for one of the most shocking crimes in recent memory. Investigators believe the plane was downed by a Buk missile system which was sent to the Ukrainian front from within Russia. Dutch National Police chief Wilbert Paulissen identified Russians Igor Girkin, Sergei Dubinsky and Oleg Pulatov, along with Ukrainian Leonid Kharchenko, as suspects in the downing of the plane in Ukrainian air space, and announced that their trial would start in March 2020. There are no plans to seek the extradition of the four.

The Evening Chronicle article (linked below) contains a large collection of photos, documenting events from 2014 to the present day. Very emotional.

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