Canada, Sweden, Ukraine and the United Kingdom have sued Iran at the International Court of Justice over the downing of the plane in 2020

Soldiers carry a coffin containing the remains of eleven Ukrainian victims of the Ukraine International Airlines Flight 752 disaster. (REUTERS / File photo)

CanadaAnd UkraineAnd Sweden And United kingdom Brought to Iran international justice Court Requests compensation for families The court said, on Wednesday, that one of the passengers was a plane that was shot down by Tehran in 2020.

claim before The highest court in the United Nations claim it Iran has breached a series of obligationsUnder the Convention on Civil Aviation by dropping PS752 flight to Ukraine International Airlines After take off from Tehran.

All 176 people on board died.. Three days after the January 8, 2020 incident, Iran admitted this The army had been targeted by mistake To the Boeing 737-800 bound for Kiev. Authorities blamed a misalignment of the radar and air defense operator at a time when tensions were high between Tehran and Washington.

Canada, Britain, Sweden and Ukraine – which had many citizens – said last month they would go to the court where it is located. The Hague To seek compensation on behalf of the families of the victims.

A relative of the PS752 downed victim during a memorial service in Ukraine. (Reuters/Valentin Ogirienko/File)

The complaint filed in court states that Iran has breached the 1971 multilateral treaty regarding the threats to civil aviation and that attempts to obtain binding arbitration with Iran have failed.

They ask the courtOrder full compensation for all damages caused.” And Iran is forced to pay Full compensation to the plaintiffs For the material and moral damage caused to the victims and their families.

See also  US announces sanctions against separatist regions of Ukraine

Iran should too Return of the victims’ belongings and publicly acknowledge it “Internationally Wrongful Acts”.

The theocratic regime had separately filed a complaint against Canada with the United Nations’ highest court, accusing Canada of violating its international obligations by allowing reparations to be made against Tehran.

Passenger belongings at the site where the plane crashed (Nazanin Tabatabaee/WANA/REUTERS)

The Tehran case alleges that Ottawa, which included the Islamic Republic on its list of state sponsors of terrorism in 2012, violated the immunity of the Iranian state.

Ottawa said it was reviewing Iran’s claim and would take the “next appropriate steps in accordance with the procedures of the International Court of Justice”.

Last year, an Ontario court ruled 107 million Canadian dollars ($81 million USD), plus benefits, to the families of six people killed when the Ukraine International Airlines plane was shot down by Iran’s Revolutionary Guards.

(With information from AFP and Reuters)

Read on:

Iran published its final report on the Ukrainian Airlines plane that shot down the Revolutionary Guards, but omitted key information
Iran has “cleaned up” the area where the plane crashed with 176 people on board with bulldozers

Sacha Woodward

"Wannabe writer. Lifelong problem solver. Gamer. Incurable web guru. Professional music lover."

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

Back to top