Dutch State releases MH17 communication after Freedom of Information Act request

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Dutch newspaper Telegraaf requested Dutch State to release information on communications between Dutch ministries and the Dutch Safety Board about MH17. Specifically on the communication about missing radar and satellite images. Telegraaf used the Dutch Wet Openbaarheid Bestuur (WOB similar to the United StatesĀ Freedom of Information Act) to force the release of documents.

Multiple emails were released by the Dutch State. Most were exchanges between a ministry and the NCTV (National Coordinator for Security and Counterterrorism).

There is no new information in the emails. They basically show common communication without releasing new facts. What is clear is that no other information is allowed to be made public besides what not has been already documented in the final report of DSB.

Names, email adresses, personal opinions and other information has been made unreable.

The letter sent to Telegraaf as well as the emails can be downloaed here.

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1 Comment on Dutch State releases MH17 communication after Freedom of Information Act request

  1. “What is clear is that no other information is allowed to be made public besides what not has been already documented in the final report of DSB.”

    Have only limited/specific emails been released? If so, what is even the point of releasing anything, if they are anyway allowed to cherry-pick what the public is and is not allowed to find out? This seems pointless.

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