Rabu, September 24, 2014

Keluarga mangsa MH17 warga Jerman mahu saman Ukraine




Teman pernah menyindir beberapa individu yang ikut berdemonstrasi ke Kedutaan Russia di Jalan Ampang dalam tragedi MH17. Selang beberapa ketika, para pemberontak pro-Russia di Ukraine menyerahkan kotak hitam kepada Kerajaan Malaysia dengan alasan bahawa jika ia diserah kepada pihak Ukraine, kemungkinan maklumat dalam kotak hitam tersebut akan diubah. Satu bukti yang membuatkan Ukraine dan Amerika Syarikat tergagap, termasuk penyerbu Kedutaan Russia di Jalan Ampang.

Susulan lain pula menunjukkan Russia dengan lantang mematikan tuduhan Amerika Syarikat dan Ukraine ke atasnya dengan menyebut mereka ada bukti bahawa terdapat jet tempur dipercayai milik Ukraine yang mengekori pesawat malang tersebut.

Ini diperkukuhkan dengan rekod komunikasi  dari ATC di Kiev pada hari kejadian yang tidak pernah diberitakan kepada umum.

Semakin lama, masyarakat dunia semakin mengalih pandangan mereka dari Russia sebagai penyebab. Terbaru, waris keluarga mangsa warga Jerman mahu menyaman kerajaan Ukraine atas dakwaan gagal menjaga keselamatan ruang udara mereka sendiri.

Families of German MH17 victims to sue Ukraine: lawyer

BERLIN Sun Sep 21, 2014 4:47am EDT


BERLIN (Reuters) - Survivors of German victims of Malaysian Airlines flight MH17 downed over Ukraine plan to sue the country and its president for manslaughter by negligence in 298 cases, the lawyer representing them said on Sunday.

Professor of aviation law Elmar Giemulla, who is representing three families of German victims, said that under international law Ukraine should have closed its air space if it could not guarantee the safety of flights.

"Each state is responsible for the security of its air space," Giemulla said in a statement emailed to Reuters. "If it is not able to do so temporarily, it must close its air space. As that did not happen, Ukraine is liable for the damage."

Bild am Sonntag Sunday mass newspaper quoted Giemulla as saying that by not closing its airspace, Ukraine had accepted that the lives of hundreds of innocent people would be "annihilated" and this was a violation of human rights.

The jetliner crashed in Ukraine in pro-Russian rebel-held territory on July 17, killing 298 people, two-thirds of them from the Netherlands. Four Germans died in the crash.

Ukraine and Western countries have accused the rebels of shooting the plane down with an advanced, Russian-made missile. Russia has rejected accusations that it supplied the rebels with SA-11 Buk anti-aircraft missile systems.

Giemulla planned to hand his case to the European Court of Human Rights in about two weeks, accusing Ukraine and its President Petro Poroshenko of manslaughter by negligence in 298 cases. He would also push for compensation of up to one million euros ($1.3 million) per victim, Bild am Sonntag reported.

So far, the airline has offered survivors of each victim $5,000 in financial assistance but has said that would not be taken off final compensation or affect families' legal rights to claim.