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Malaysia says back decision by Dutch court on MH17 sentencing

FILE PHOTO: Malaysian Caretaker Prime Minister Ismail Sabri Yaakob, candidate for The National Front coalition, Barisan Nasional, gestures outside a nomination centre in Bera, Pahang, Malaysia November 5, 2022. REUTERS/Lai Seng Sin

Malaysia's Prime Minister Ismail Sabri Yaakob on Friday said his country supported the decision by a Dutch court to sentence three suspects for their role in the downing of Malaysian Airlines flight MH17.

The court on Thursday handed down life jail sentences to thee suspects, and ordered them to pay at least 16 million euros ($16.5 million) in compensation to relatives of the victims.

(Reporting by Mei Mei Chu; Editing by Ed Davies)

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