An Iranian navy prosecutor introduced indictments for 10 individuals on Tuesday over the lethal taking pictures down of a Ukrainian passenger airplane final 12 months.
Ghulam Abbas Turki didn’t present many additional particulars on the costs and described the indictees as “responsible.” He mentioned there could be a trial this 12 months, the state Iranian Students’ News Agency reported.
Ukraine International Airlines Flight 752 departed Tehran on Jan. eight however was shot down by Iran’s Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps (IRGC) shortly after takeoff. All 176 individuals on board died. Iran was conducting retaliatory airstrikes in opposition to US navy positions in neighboring Iraq on the time following the US drone strike that killed IRGC commander Qasem Soleimani in Baghdad days earlier. Many of the departed have been Iranian twin nationals, and residents of Ukraine, Canada and different nations have been on board.
In March, the Iranian authorities concluded that the deadly incident was the results of human error, saying an air protection operator mistook the airplane for a hostile goal. The Ukrainian Foreign Ministry dismissed the report, calling it a “collection of manipulations.” Ukraine has not commented on the information of the indictments.
Turki didn’t point out when the trial would happen.