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Canada RCMP tasked with helping to identify Canadian victims of Flight PS752 crash

07:00  15 january  2020
07:00  15 january  2020 Source:   cbc.ca

2 Windsorites confirmed killed in Iran plane crash

  2 Windsorites confirmed killed in Iran plane crash Samira Bashiri was a researcher at the university, while her husband Hamid Setarah Kokab was a PhD student in mechanical engineering. Lisa Porter, a University of Windsor cancer researcher who supervised Bashiri, described her as "incredibly talented, driven and a beautiful person.""She had a bright future ahead of her," Porter said. Porter said Bashiri was trained as a veterinarian in Iran, and had aspirations to begin graduate school in Windsor in September. "This is a tragic loss for all of us and we are so devastated for her family and friends back home," said Porter.

The RCMP has been assigned to help identify the remains of the Canadians killed in the destruction of a Ukrainian passenger plane outside of Tehran last week. The RCMP runs the Canadian bureau of the the international police agency Interpol. "The RCMP can confirm that Interpol Ottawa received a

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A rescuer stands at the air crash site of a Boeing 737 Ukrainian passenger plane in Parand district, southern Tehran, Iran, on Jan. 8, 2020. A rescuer stands at the air crash site of a Boeing 737 Ukrainian passenger plane in Parand district, southern Tehran, Iran, on Jan. 8, 2020.

The RCMP has been assigned to help identify the remains of the Canadians killed in the destruction of a Ukrainian passenger plane outside of Tehran last week.

The RCMP runs the Canadian bureau of the the international police agency Interpol.

"The RCMP can confirm that Interpol Ottawa received a request for assistance. It is currently working with Canadian police of jurisdiction to collect some DNA samples from Canadian victims' families, within Canada, to assist with the identification of the victims," said RCMP spokesperson Cpl. Caroline Duval in an email.

Canada investigates reports that Iran is harassing families trying to repatriate remains of crash victims

  Canada investigates reports that Iran is harassing families trying to repatriate remains of crash victims Foreign Affairs Minister François-Philippe Champagne says Canada is looking into "disturbing" allegations that Iran is harassing family members of PS752 airline crash victims who are desperately trying to bring home their loved ones' remains.Responding to a video posted on Twitter of a woman pleading for Canada's help in bringing home the body of her son, Champagne tweeted back that the government is looking into the matter. The video was posted by an Iranian journalist/activist who said Iranian authorities are telling families of crash victims not to speak to journalists.

Ukraine International Airlines Flight 752 ( PS 752 ) was a scheduled international passenger flight from Tehran to Kiev operated by Ukraine International Airlines (UIA).

Across Canada , communities are grieving the 63 Canadians killed in the Ukraine Flight PS 752 crash . Canada is home to a large Iranian diaspora, with some 210,000 citizens of Iranian descent, according to the federal census. But Mr Mortazavi said that on campuses the community feels small.

Duval said the national police force's DNA databank will use those samples to create profiles, which will then be sent back to the Interpol team in Tehran.

She said that, so far, there's been no need to send Canadian identification investigators to Iran.

Meanwhile, Iranian media reported on Tuesday that Canadian transportation investigators visited the crash site of Flight PS752, which Iran says was shot down accidentally last week by the regime's Revolutionary Guard using surface-to-air missiles.

The visit to the site took place after experts from Iran, Canada and Ukraine met in Tehran, Iran's ISNA news agency reported.

Transportation Safety Board chair Kathy Fox also has said Iran has indicated Canadian investigators will have access to the black box flight data recorders from the plane, but cautioned Canada's role in the investigation beyond that remains unclear.

Vigil at Alberta Legislature mourns tragedy of Flight PS752

  Vigil at Alberta Legislature mourns tragedy of Flight PS752 A crowd gathered at the Alberta Legislature Wednesday evening to remember those who died in a plane crash outside Tehran that claimed the lives of 31 Albertans.All 176 people on board the Kyiv-bound Boeing 737 were killed when the passenger plane crashed minutes after takeoff from Tehran's main airport Wednesday.

Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau has said that, all told, 138 people on that flight were en route to Canada . Media captionWhat do we know about the crash of Ukrainian Flight PS 752 ? Other victims of the crash included 82 Iranians and 11 Ukrainians, as well as nationals from Sweden, the

Repatriating Canadian air crash victims will be hampered by a lack of diplomatic ties with Iran, experts say. 'All Canadians are mourning': Trudeau attends Alberta vigil for victims of Flight PS 752 . The process to identify the remains will require DNA or dental records.

"Canada's role is evolving. It remains to be seen how far we're going to be able to go," she told a Monday news conference in Ottawa.

"We're kind of going day-by-day right now in terms of how long they're going to be there, what they're going to be able to do and when they'll come out of there."

The TSB investigators' visit is happening after Iran's judiciary spokesperson Gholamhossein Esmaili said that "extensive investigations have taken place and some individuals are arrested."

His statement on the judiciary's website did not name the arrested individuals or say how many had been detained.

Meanwhile, a new video uploaded to YouTube from Iran appears to show the moment Flight PS752 was hit by two missiles. CBC has not independently verified the video, but the New York Times reported it has confirmed the video is security camera footage that shows two missiles striking the airliner.

Garneau says compensation for Flight PS752 victims' families is a 'priority'

  Garneau says compensation for Flight PS752 victims' families is a 'priority' Transport Minister Marc Garneau said today that pushing for compensation for the families of Canadians killed when Ukraine International Airlines Flight PS752 was shot down a week ago in Iran is a priority for the federal government. "One of the requirements from Canada's point of view, along with justice, is compensation. Compensation to be provided by those that stand guilty of playing a role in this tragic accident. But let's do the homework first," Garneau told a news conference in Ottawa this afternoon.

The crash of Ukraine International Airlines flight PS 752 with the loss of 176 lives came just hours after Iran carried out Victims of the crash included 82 Iranians, 63 Canadians and 11 However, TV images from the crash site on Thursday showed a mechanical digger helping to clear debris away

Ukraine International Airlines flight PS 752 crashed on Wednesday, killing all 176 people on board. And Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau said: "We will continue working with our partners around the world to ensure a complete and thorough investigation." Who are the victims of the crash ?

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Leaders meeting Thursday to push for accountability

The plane crash happened just hours after Iran launched air strikes against two military bases in Iraq where U.S. forces, and some Canadians, were stationed. The move was seen as retaliation for the Trump administration's targeted killing of Iran's top general, Qassem Soleimani, the week before.

On Tuesday, Ukraine President Volodymyr Zelensky tweeted that he and Prime Minister Justin Trudeau have discussed the need to "punish" the Iranians responsible for downing the Ukrainian airliner.

Canada, Ukraine and their international allies are preparing for a Thursday meeting where they're expected to push Iran for justice for the families of the victims.

Trudeau has said he believes the victims would all be safely back in Canada right now had it not been for the recent escalation of tensions between Iran and the United States.

"I think if there were no tensions, if there was no escalation recently in the region, those Canadians would be right now home with their families," he said in an interview with Global News Monday.

No more 'teary eyes' from Trudeau: Iranian-Canadians demand action on crash .
IRAN-CRASH/CANADA (PIX):No more 'teary eyes' from Trudeau: Iranian-Canadians demand action on crashBut while Trudeau faces pressure at home to respond strongly, his options are few. Iran has said it will allow Canadian, U.S. and other international officials to participate in the investigation into Wednesday's crash.

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