Iran announces arrests over downing of Ukrainian plane

Associated Press |
Published: 01.14.20 , 10:49
Iran's judiciary said Tuesday arrests have been made over the accidental shootdown of a Ukrainian passenger plane that killed all 176 people on board just after takeoff from Tehran.
The announcement came shortly after Iran's president called for a special court to be set up to probe the downing last week of the plane by Iranian forces.
Judiciary spokesman Gholamhossein Esmaili was quoted by Iranian state media saying that "extensive investigations have taken place and some individuals are arrested. He did not say how many individuals have been detained or name them.
First published: 10:49 , 01.14.20