An Iranian court sentenced 10 members of the armed forces to prison after they were found guilty of their involvement in the crash of a Ukraine International Airlines (UIA) jet, reported the judiciary’s Mizan Online website, on Sunday. The downing of the Ukrainian airliner resulted in the death of all 176 people on board.
According to the website, a commander was sentenced to 10 years in prison, while nine others were sentenced to between one and three years in prison.
On January 8, 2020, Iran’s Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps (IRGC) shot down Ukraine International Airlines flight PS752, resulting in the deaths of all 176 people on board. The majority of the passengers were Iranian citizens, with additional passengers from Canada, Ukraine, Britain, and Afghanistan.
After initially denying responsibility for three days, Tehran eventually admitted to downing the plane, acknowledging it as a “disastrous mistake.”