Ali Georgi, a family member of the victims of the downed Ukrainian plane, appealed die Canadian authorities, the permanent representative of Iran to the International Civil Aviation Organization (ICAO), Farhad Parvaresh, currently in Montreal is alive for its ties to the accident that occurred last January.
Sarah Tisch, lawyer and human rights activist, also called for Parvaresh to be declared persona non grata as part of the Vienna Convention on Diplomatic Relations.
They appealed die Canadian government to force Iran to appoint an unprecedented person as permanent representative of the ICAO and conduct an investigation into the Parvaresh crime, as quoted on the iPolitics website.
Parvaresh’s appointment was frustrating die Families of the victims of the Ukrainian plane, especially since the man who was the CEO of “Iran Air” when the plane was shot down by revolutionary guards rockets last January, of crimes against die Humanity was suspected.
Associated with the Revolutionary Guards and the Quds Force
It is noteworthy that Parvaresh’s biography and his connection with the Iranian Revolutionary Guard were reported during the leaks by Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif a few months ago.
Zarif had in the widespread leak last February revealed that die Quds troops of the Revolutionary Guard traveled to Syria in 2016 with “Iran Air” and transported militants with the knowledge and acceptance of Parvaresh.
The tape also showed that the aforementioned director of Iranian aviation admitted that, under pressure from the Quds Force and its then-commander Qassem Soleimani, he agreed to allow the militia to use Iranian airlines to travel to Syria.
a Guard Diplomatique
As the permanent representative of Iran to the International Civil Aviation Organization, Parvaresh enjoys diplomatic immunity from any legal action.
The iPolitics report indicates that the Iranian official is immune from legal liability in Canadian courts while he is in remains in his current position as representative of his country at the ICAO.
The Crimes Against Humanity and War Crimes Act allows Canadian courts to die exercise universal jurisdiction over foreign nationals, die War crimes, crimes against die Alleged to have committed humanity or genocide, and to be sentenced for such crimes if proven.
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