5 nations want Iran to deliver justice on downed plane

Iran cannot unilaterally set compensation for victims of downed Ukraine plane: Canadian minister

Iran cannot unilaterally set compensation for victims of downed Ukraine plane: Canadian minister

At 9:42 pm EST - the exact moment the Ukrainian International Airlines flight took off from Iran - more than 1,000 people from around the world tuned in to a live stream to honour the 176 people on board who died. "Together, the people of Ontario will move forward to ensure respect for worldwide law and advocate for the rights of victims and their families". The vigil was held virtually and in person outdoors, with attendees holding photos of those killed.

"We urge Iran to provide a full and thorough explanation of the events and decisions that led to this appalling plane crash", the Group said in a statement posted on the Global Affairs Canada website.

It added that more than a dozen of the victims' families had told the watchdog that Iranian authorities had "intimidated and harassed" them to stop them from seeking justice outside of official probes.

"The Iranian government should promptly pay adequate compensation to the families and carry out a transparent and impartial investigation with appropriate prosecutions regardless of position or rank". The biographies of the 176 victims were read throughout Friday night.

The scholarship was made possible by a $30,000 donation from Nasim Bagheri, who earned her PhD in chemistry at Western in 1988.

"I hope they find some peace, comfort and solace in knowing Canadians share their pain and loss".

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Iran's Revolutionary Guards have said they accidentally shot down the aircraft shortly after takeoff, mistaking it for a missile when tensions with the United States were high.

In an earlier statement, Trudeau said Canada would offer a pathway to permanent residence for some relatives of the victims, while those already in the country could apply to stay. A few days earlier, US President Donald Trump ordered a strike on Baghdad airport to eliminate a leading Iranian general, Qassem Soleimani.

Family, friends and all of Canada is remembering the victims of Ukraine International Airlines Flight 752, the plane that was shot down and crashed in Iran.

Iran last week allocated $150,000 (€122,000) for the families of each of the victims. But family members in Canada say they don't care about compensation. Canada, he said, was designating January 8 as the National Day of Remembrance for Victims of Air Disasters. Alberta Premier Jason Kenney has announced $ 250,000 for a Memorial Fund at the University of Alberta.

Iranian authorities should commit to a genuinely transparent investigation and cooperate with worldwide bodies to uncover the truth and provide the victims' families with justice and appropriate redress. "But for those who mourn lost love ones, the pain is as raw and the sense of loss as overpowering as the moment they heard the awful news last January".

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