Daily US Times, Tehran: Iran says it has arrested the person who filmed the Ukrainian passenger drowned after a missile shot. The video was one of the main prove that Iran fired a missile to the plane and it crashed.
The plane crash killed all 176 people on board; most of them are Iranians.
Iran says the detained person will face charges related to national security.
Ukrainian Airlines Flight PS752 was shot down just after took aff from Tehran on Wednesday. After days of denying, Iran, at last, acknowledged that it mistakenly shot down the plane. Iranian Authorities assured the world those who responsible, will be punished.
The country launched an investigation, and President Hassan Rouhani said the investigation would be overseen by a “special court”.
Rouhani described the investigation ”will not be a regular and usual case. The whole world will be watching this court, case.”
The president said not only the person who pulled the trigger will be held accountable, but also others who are responsible.
Who is the arrested person?
The confusion arises over the arrested person, whether he is the right person or wrong.
Iranian media reported that Revolutionary Guards had taken a person who posted a video last week of the missile striking the plane into custody.
But an Iranian journalist based on London denied the claim. The journalist initially posted the video online.
He said his source is safe and the authorities have arrested the wrong person.
He also accused IRGC of ”orchestrating another lie.”
Iranian judiciary spokesman Gholamhossein Esmaili said that several people had been detained over the downing of the plane.
A New York Times report claimed two missiles were fired to the plane more than 20 seconds apart.
Who are the victims?
Sixty-three of the plane’s passengers were Canadian. Other victims included 82 Iranians and 11 Ukrainians as well as nationals from Sweden, the UK, Afghanistan, and Germany.
It is still unclear why so many Canadian passengers were in that plane. But the airline offers cheap flight to Canada from Kiev.