Silly remarks and nonsense requests by Dutch lawyers defending MH17 suspect Oleg Pulatov #1

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During the plea by the Dutch lawyers Boudewijn Van Eijck and Sabine ten Doessschate while defending their client Oleg Pulatov many silly remarks and nonsense requests were made by these two Dutch lawyers. This post is part of a serie of blogposts showing these silly remarks made at June 22 and June 23. All blogposts on this topic can be read here

At June 23 Boudewijn Van Eijck stated he wanted to listen to the ‘Voice Cockpit Recorder”. However such a device does not exist by that name. The correct name for the device which records sounds inside the cockpit is a Cockpit Voice Recorder. The Public Prosecution Service mentioned several times during their plea the correct name of the device. 

A lack of time is no excuse for this mistake. If Van Eijck and ten Doessschate took a few minutes of their time to investigate the purpose of the Cockpit Voice Recorder they could have known the correct name. It seems nobody even checked the text of the plea by Van Eijck.

This is just a small example of a mistake. Many more silly remarks will be documented at this website.


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1 Comment on Silly remarks and nonsense requests by Dutch lawyers defending MH17 suspect Oleg Pulatov #1

  1. I heard that too, but, to be honest, I don’t care how they call the thing. VCR, CVR, what’s in a name. These are lawyers :-). Next time they will probably use the proper name… Everybody knows what they meant and they seem to know what its purpose is. More importantly, I do think their request is logical and justified, but out of decency and respect for the victims and families, the court must (and will probably) be very careful how/where it will be played back.

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