Ukrainian flight tragedy, questions remained after 3 years
WANA (JAN 8) – Three years after Ukraine International Airlines Flight PS752 was shot down by the Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps (IRGC) in Tehran, there are still unanswered questions about the tragic incident.
Based on an analysis, more than the issue of the plane’s downing and the victims who perished in the sad event a, the sidelines of the catastrophe have been highlighted to put the Islamic Republic of Iran under political pressure.
The Prime Minister of Canada Justin Trudeau met with the members of a group called the Association of Families of the Victims of PS75 yesterday, and stressed on holding Iran accountable.
Although hearings attended by ten accused persons from different military ranks is being pursued in an Iranian court, an association was formed outside of Iran by a number of families of the victims of the flight, while their key request has been increasingly sidelined.
The truth is the Iranians are still sorrowful and frustrated of the fact that the government initially hide the truth and were not honest to them. On the other hand, they are criticizing the long legal process of serving justice for victim’s families who are still looking at the process suspiciously.
The final assignment of the accused f in this case is not yet clear. After three years, the court has held only 7 hearings attended by the plaintiffs and their defense lawyers while the total hours of the process have not reached to 30 hours.
Furthermore, investigations about the lost objects of the victims on the day of the incident have brought no result. The plaintiffs have demanded the court to “identify, prosecute and punish those who stole the belongings of the deceased.”
In general, most of the doubts and questions raised in this case could have been clarified for the public opinion by the Iranian officials in the very first days of the incident; a move which could prevent those factions which are against Iranian establishment from abusing the public sentiments.