Dutch Ministry of Security and Justice in higher appeal because it is not willing to make public MH17 documents

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The Dutch Ministry of Security and Justice (Ministerie van Veiligheid en Justitie) at Friday April 7 2017 made public the Ministry at April 7 went in higher appeal. By doing so it refuses to make public minutes of meetings attended by Dutch ministers in the days after MH17 as ordered by a Dutch court in February 2017.

When asked why it took 6 weeks to appeal, spokeswoman Sentina van der Meer of the Ministry responded by saying

“always everything needs to be carefully decided. As this is an ongoing case we cannot comment on the details of this case”

At February 24 2017 the Dutch court ordered to make public these documents within 6 weeks. If not, the Ministry should appeal to the Netherlands highest court, the Raad van State. This is the judgement by the judge.

So they did!

This is a very long court case. Dutch media RTL, Volkskrant and NOS filed a request based on the Dutch Freedom of Information Act (Wet Openbaarheid Bestuur).

In this post titled ‘Many delays show the State of the Netherlands want to hide truth about MH17′ is documented the request to make public information was first done at October 30, 2014. Yes, you read it right, October 2014!

Pieter Klein of RTL Nieuws via Twitter announced RTL, NOS and Volkskrant also today appealed.


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