Judicial cases in Iran are mostly ignored or delayed deliberately, especially when it comes to cases in which the regime is involved in human rights issues or criminal inhuman cases in which the head of the regime is the main culprit. One of the most tragic cases in the past years is the case of the downing of the Ukrainian flight PS752. The passenger flight with 176 passengers was shot down by the regime’s Revolutionary Guards (IRGC) shortly after its takeoff from the Tehran Khomeini airport. All the 176 passengers and the crew were killed.
The Iranian government initially denied responsibility for the airplane’s destruction, but evidence showed that the regime had a decision to shoot down this airplane. And one of the most decisive pieces of evidence is the regime’s disregard to take any responsibility or be liable for this crime.
Previously the regime because of the huge international pressure and the struggle of the family members of the victims implemented a fake trial for the so-called culprits, without any result, to save the main perpetrators who are the regime’s heads.
In this regard, the Ukrainian website Ukrinform on December 23, 2021, about the regime’s rejection to cooperate with the countries of the victims wrote:
“Iran has not provided Ukraine access to the names and official positions of those accused in the case of the downing of the Ukraine International Airlines Flight 752 near Tehran.
“According to the Office of the Prosecutor General: ‘The names and positions of the accused and the actions of each of them are being thoroughly concealed. However, I’d like to assure you that we are moving forward in our criminal proceedings. And we are not alone in this fight for justice. Canada, Britain, and Sweden are our reliable partners in both the intergovernmental process and the criminal bloc of issues,” said Deputy Prosecutor General Maksym Yakubovsky, who met with relatives of the victims on the eve of the second anniversary of the PS752 crash to brief them on the progress in a pre-trial investigation.’”
And the website of Ukraine’s Office of the Attorney General wrote: “On the eve of the second anniversary of the tragedy of the plane crash of UIA flight PS 752, Deputy Prosecutor General Maksym Yakubovsky met with relatives of the dead citizens of Ukraine to inform about the state of the pre-trial investigation. The event was also attended by representatives of the Ministry of Justice of Ukraine, the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Ukraine, and the management of UIA.
“The Deputy Prosecutor General said that the Iranian side recently again violated the agreements reached during the third round of interstate talks, which took place in June 2021. In particular, the promise to provide Ukrainian prosecutors with an opportunity to get acquainted with the materials of the Iranian criminal case, which has already been sent to court, has not been fulfilled.”