Iran deliberately shot down a plane full of passengers in a terrorist act, a Canadian judge rules

    (Iranless via Reuters)

(Iranless via Reuters)

A judge in Ontario said Iran A passenger plane was deliberately shot down in January 2020, killing 176 people, including dozens of Canadians.

This decision adds judicial weight to the allegation that Ukraine International Airlines crashed shortly after its departure. Tehran for Kiev, It wasn’t an accident.

A total of 55 Canadians and 30 permanent residents Canada He died in a tragedy.

Currently, six fellow (civilian) civil juries decide how much compensation the Iranian government must pay for their death.

Plaintiffs are demanding $ 1.5 billion, and a jury hearing on damages may take place within the next three months. National post Report.

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In reviewing the proceedings, Judge Edward Belovaba of the Ontario Supreme Court did not claim Iranian negligence, but said the case was a deliberate attack.As such, it falls under the authority of justice for the victims of terrorism action.

Perhaps the biggest challenge is the collection of damages decided by the jury, as Iran does not recognize Canada’s legal jurisdiction over the crash.

Iran did not defend the proceedings, and courts declared Middle Eastern countries “default.”

“We will seize and sell Iran’s assets around the world that we have access to,” said Mark Arnold, a lawyer in charge of the plaintiffs’ proceedings.

“Oil tankers full of oil heading to Venezuela, Gibraltar, South Korea, Thailand and Australia. We call for the help of foreign courts that may help us,” he added. “It’s possible. It takes a lot of work, but it’s possible.”

Flight PS752 crashed outside Tehran on January 8, 2020. Of the 176 aircraft on board, 138 were traveling to Canada via Ukraine. Many students returned to college after the winter vacation.

Tensions in the region increased after the United States assassinated Iran’s General Qasem Soleimani in a drone strike a few days ago.

Iran responded with a retaliatory missile attack on a US target in Iraq — at Ein Al Asard Air Force Base and elsewhere in Elville.

The Iranians initially claimed that the attack was an accident, but eventually admitted that air defense forces had launched two missiles on a Boeing 737 airliner.

According to a report released in March, Tehran claims that the incident was caused by a human error that identified the aircraft as a hostile target.

The Government of Canada rejected the report for failing to answer important questions.

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