By Jubin Katiraie
Thirty people, including several university students, have been arrested during the vigils and protests in Iran over the shooting down of a Ukrainian plane last week that killed all 176 people on board, according to the judiciary representative Gholamhossein Esmaili.
Amnesty International reported on Wednesday that Iranian security forces have used sexual violence against women who took part in peaceful protests after the authorities admitted to shooting down a Ukrainian airliner.
Another one of the men arrested during Iran’s nationwide anti-establishment protests in November was tortured to death, according to a Kurdish human rights group on Monday.
By Pooya Stone
More information was revealed on Tuesday about the downing of Ukraine International Airlines Flight 752 when Iranian authorities confirmed the specific type of missiles that struck the flight.
By Jubin Katiraie
In the last few days, courts in Iran have handed down the prison and flogging sentences to several of the people arrested during January 2020 protests over the downing of Ukrainian airliner flight PS752.
Apart from the huge human loss, IRGC’s shooting down of a Ukrainian airliner on January 8 marked an important point in the Iranian internal situation.
As expected, the Iranian uprising that sparked on November 15 is once again restored in the capital Tehran. However, this time it was ignited by the catastrophic crash of the Ukrainian civil airliner that left all 176 innocent passengers and crew dead.
During the nationwide Iran protests that shook the country last November, 400 female protesters were killed because they advocated for freedom and democracy. That’s almost a third of the protesters killed overall. They also make up a significant number of the 12,000 arrested and 4,000 wounded during the uprising