Canadian families win compensation over jet downed by Iran

Canadian families win compensation over jet downed by Iran

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January 4, 2022

A Canadian court has awarded C$107m (£62m; $84m), plus interest, to the families of six people who died when a plane was downed near Tehran in 2020.

New Delhi, 04 January 2022

As per news report of BBC, the family members awarded compensation by Ontario's Superior Court of Justice lost spouses, siblings, children, nieces and nephews. Ukraine International Airlines flight PS752 was hit by two missiles after taking off. Iran has said it mistook the aircraft for a US missile. All 176 people on board died. They included 55 Canadians and 35 permanent residents of Canada. The relatives had filed a civil lawsuit against Iran and other officials who they say were to blame for the incident. It was not immediately clear how the money would be collected from Iran. The relatives' lawyer, Mark Arnold, said his team would look to seize Iranian assets in Canada and abroad, which could include oil tankers.

Source - BBC


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