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e-3083 (Foreign affairs)

E-petition
Initiated by Behzad Mehrabadi from Vancouver, British Columbia

Original language of petition: English

Petition to the Government of Canada

Whereas:
  • On January 8, 2020, Ukrainian passenger Flight PS752 was shot down by two Iranian governments missiles;
  • All of its crew and passengers, who were mostly Iranian-Canadian, were killed;
  • The Islamic government, after days of denial, accepted responsibility and blamed this attack on human error;
  • They have refused to cooperate with the investigation and have used delay tactics to cover up facts around this crime;
  • The questions of why this passenger airplane was shot down and who was behind planning and executing this act of terror remain unanswered;
  • Instead, the Iranian government has constantly threatened the victims’ families and tried to close the investigation by promising them some compensation money, if they don’t follow up on their demand for independent inquiry;
  • When Malaysia Flight 17 was shot down in East Ukraine on July 17, 2014, by pro-Russian rebels, the investigation was blocked by Russia;
  • After the demand for an independent investigation was taken to the UN security council, resolution 2166 was passed unanimously and the Russian government cooperated; and
  • The investigators were able to discover the details of how the attack was carried out, and who was behind it.
We, the undersigned, concerned citizens across Canada, call upon the Government of Canada to take the matter of investigating the shooting down of Ukrainian passenger Flight 752, whose passengers were mostly citizens and residents of Canada, to the UN Security Council by soliciting support from friendly countries and to request support for an independent investigation.
Open for signature
January 25, 2021, at 7:44 p.m. (EDT)
Closed for signature
May 25, 2021, at 7:44 p.m. (EDT)
Photo - Hedy Fry
Vancouver Centre
Liberal Caucus
British Columbia
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