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Iran chief’s link to 1988 massacre raises obstacles in crash probe: Cotler


OTTAWA — Canada’s quest for compensation from Iran for shooting down a Ukrainian airliner is fraught with obstacles because Tehran’s lead investigator is a mass executioner who belongs in prison, says a former Canadian justice minister.
“A person, who in fact should himself be in prison, is now making the determination of what would be a just and transparent inquiry,” Irwin Cotler said in an interview.
The lawyer and longtime advocate for human rights, who served as justice minister under Liberal prime minister Paul Martin, represents several current and former Iranian prisoners.
Iran has appointed its chief justice, Ebrahim Raisi, to oversee the …read more

Source:: National Newswatch

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