At least 13 participants of anti-government rallies held in Iran after the death of Ukrainian Boeing, sentenced to prison, on may 8 announced international Human rights organization Human Rights Watch.
The most severe sentence handed down to a student from Tehran Mustafa Hashemizadeh. According to the article “Assembly and collusion to disrupt national security” he was given five years in prison for “disturbing public order” sentence amounted to a year of imprisonment and 74 lash.
Another student, Amir Mohammad of Sharifi, was given six months in prison for “anti-state propaganda”. In this article, convicted 11 of the protesters in the city of Amol, found the defenders.
“The Iranian authorities have followed their normal practice of evading responsibility. Refusing to provide detailed information about the perpetrators of a fatal error, court officials do not take the time to sentencing people protesting in connection with the deaths of 176 people,” – said the Deputy Director of Human Rights Watch’s Middle East, Michael page.
The organization called on Iran to stop persecution of participants of peaceful protests.
On the morning of 8 January, a passenger plane Boeing 737-800 flight PS752 “Ukraine International airlines” crashed near Tehran shortly after takeoff. On Board were 167 passengers and nine crew members. No one survived.
On January 11 the General staff of the Iranian armed forces said that the plane MAU was mistakenly shot down by the Iranian military. The Department stated that the accident occurred shortly after the shelling by Iran of U.S. military bases in Iraq. Plane, as indicated in the message, approached one of the important objects of the Iranian Islamic revolutionary guard Corps (IRGC) and “shape and height of the flight resembled the enemy object.” Responsibility for the plane crash took on the IRGC.
In Tehran to protest on 11 January came the relatives and friends of the Iranianswho died in the crash, students and caring citizens. Events also took place in other cities. The protesters were dispersed with tear gas.
12-14 January, the protests continued, during the rallies , there were calls for the resignation of the authorities.