UIA plane crash: Ukraine joins the joint statement of the UK, Canada and Sweden

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During the 46th session of the UN Human Rights Council, Ukraine joined a joint statement by the United Kingdom, Canada and Sweden on Iran’s shooting down of flight PS752.

This is stated on the website of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Ukraine, informs UATV.

“It has been just over a year since the tragic shooting of Ukraine International Airlines Flight PS752. The disaster caused by two Iranian surface-to-air missiles killed 176 people, many of whom were flying home for vacation or returning to institutions. We continue to mourn this tragic loss,” was reported.

As it is noted, in February, special rapporteurs Agnes Callamard and Jawaid Rehman released a letter to the Iranian government, which contained a number of serious accusations. The main concern is that the right to life of 176 passengers and crew members has been violated. Iran did not reply to this letter.

It is said that Iran’s violation of its human rights obligations is worrying, which is complicated by reports of unacceptable harassment and threats to the families of some victims.

Iran is called upon to respond to the letter of UN Human Rights Council Special rapporteur Agnes Callamard, stopthe harassment and intimidation of victims’ families both in Iran and beyond, ensure full and transparent criminal investigations and impartial proceedings, and provide a comprehensive and transparent report on events that led to the tragedy.

Earlier it was reported that the Iranian government plans to lay in the state budget 200 million euros to pay compensation to the families of the victims of the UIA passenger plane crash.