Of the 176 passengers on the January 8, 2020 flight, 85 were Canadian citizens or permanent residents. Dozens of others also joined Canada after a connection in Ukraine, notably to study.
By discussing the current situation and the rights of women, Justin Trudeau castigated a regime which does not respect human rights in Iran and which must be held accountable to the international community.
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Our goal is to ensure that tragedies like this never happen again, a- he also added.
This is good news for us, reacted to Radio-Canada Hamed Esmaeilion, former president and member of the board of the victims association.
For four years, the Islamic Republic of Iran has claimed that the ICAO accepted its version, that they are on the same wavelength and that it was a human error, he explains.
Now we will see that this is not true. I believe it is within the mandate of the ICAO council to review everything and they will push Iran to tell the truth about what happened on January 8, 2020
A quote from Hamed Esmaeilion, member of the board of directors of the Victims' Families Association
Hamed Esmaeilion, who lost his nine-year-old daughter and his wife that day, welcomes the legal actions taken by Canada and hopes they help uncover the truth.
This legal action is in addition to that initiated in July 2023 before the International Court of Justice, in The Hague, Netherlands.
We now have two cases, in two jurisdictions, under two different laws against Iran, said Foreign Minister Mélanie Joly. Justin Trudeau was accompanied by five ministers for this tribute.
Sara Ahmadi, who lost her partner four years ago, says she still has difficulty coping. mourn.
What can help us get better is justice.
A quote from Sara Ahmadi
I prefer to see the result before rejoicing, she tempers, even if she welcomes it, a step in the right direction.
Sara Ahmadi, who lost her companion in this strike, believes that only international justice can help the families of the victims to calm their anger.< /p>
The association still calls for the IRGC to be classified as a terrorist organization by the Canadian government. We will continue our work, including continuing to look for ways to responsibly list the IRGC as a terrorist entity, Justin Trudeau said during his speech, without making a formal commitment.
Following this tragedy, the government launched 176 scholarships of $25,000 to study in Canada. Mélanie Joly announced that the first 32 winners have been selected, 6 of whom have a connection to the affected families.
With information from Sarah Tomlinson