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    The trial hearings took place at the Schiphol Judicial Complex. The accused are four men, three Russians and one Ukrainian, who are facing charges for their alleged involvement in the downing of flight MH17.

    A press conference follows the second day of the MH17 criminal trial in the town of Badhoevedorp in the Dutch province of North Holland.

    Originally scheduled to last from 9 to 13 of March, the trial hearings have been postponed until 23 March after prosecutor Thijs Berger announced that testimony from new witnesses could be used during the ongoing probe into the crash.  

    The trial began on 9 March at the Schiphol Judicial Complex. It is aimed at prosecuting four suspects, three Russians and one Ukrainian,  who are charged with responsibility for the shooting down of flight MH17 over Ukraine in July 2014. All four are being tried in absentia. 

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