MH17 victims’ families sue Putin, Russia in European rights court

May 22, 2016 12:57 AM

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MH17 victims’ families sue Putin, Russia in European rights court

SYDNEY: Families of victims of Malaysian Airlines flight MH17, which was shot down over Ukraine in 2014, are suing President Vladimir Putin and Russia for Aus$10 million each in the European Court of Human Rights, the Sydney Morning Herald reported on Saturday.

The compensation claim was filed with the Strasbourg-based court by Sydney legal firm LHD Lawyers on May 9 on behalf of 33 next of kin from Australia, New Zealand and Malaysia, the Herald said.

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