Iran says has arrested several people for shooting down the plane, Ukrainian in Tehran

Iran has announced this Tuesday that it has made several arrests related to the shooting down of the Boeing 737 of Ukraine International Airlines that killed 17

Iran says has arrested several people for shooting down the plane, Ukrainian in Tehran

Iran has announced this Tuesday that it has made several arrests related to the shooting down of the Boeing 737 of Ukraine International Airlines that killed 176 people, the past 8 of January, in Tehran. The spokesperson court iran Gholamhossein Esmaili has been explained in an appearance to the press, which have been carried out "thorough investigations and some individuals have been arrested", without giving more details.

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For his part, the iranian president, Hassan Rohani, has called to be "a special court with a sitting judge of high rank and dozens of experts" to investigate the case. Rohani has promised a thorough investigation into the "unforgivable error" of shooting down the plane, during a speech televisisado, the latest in a series of apologies from a leadership that rarely admits mistakes. "For our people it is very important that any person who has been at fault or has been negligent in this matter will be brought to justice," said Rohani. "All those who must be punished will be," he insisted.

These are the first arrests announced by Tehran since the downing of the plane, which was carrying mainly iranians and canadians, a few hours after the release of the iranian missile against the military bases with the presence of americans in Iraq, in retaliation for the assassination of general Qasem Soleimani, five days before.

Esmaili has also reported the detention of about 30 people who have participated in the protests this weekend in Tehran against the Government for shooting down the plane, Ukrainian. "Around 30 people have been arrested for participating in illegal gatherings... We have tolerance towards the legal demonstrations," said the spokesman of the judiciary, quoted by local news agency Tasnim.

Canada, Ukraine, United Kingdom and other nations that had citizens on the plane have scheduled a meeting Thursday in London to consider legal actions against Tehran. In addition, the iranians held protests in the streets this Tuesday, for the fourth consecutive day, to demonstrate against the authorities of his country, by the way in which it has managed this incident.

The demonstrations began on Saturday in the form of vigils for the 176 victims, but have transformed into a protest against the authorities of the Islamic Republic, to which they have been branded “deceitful” and has called for his “resignation” to hide for three days the truth. Iran, after denying the hypothesis that the plane of Ukraine International Airlines had been hit by a missile, he accepted his responsibility in this drama and said that it was a "human error", to be confused with a cruise missile american.

Updated Date: 14 January 2020, 12:00

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