ICHR Acts as Intervenor in Legal Action on behalf of Ukrainian Airlines Flight PS752 Victims

Toronto, Canada – January 24, 2020

The International Center for Human Rights in Canada (ICHR) today announced a claim has been filed with the Ontario Superior Court of Justice against the Islamic Republic of Iran (IRI), the Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps, Ali Khamenei (also is known as Supreme Leader of Iran), and other officials of the IRI. The claim is being filed on behalf of the families of passengers aboard Ukrainian Airlines Flight PS752, who were killed on January 8, 2020 when their plane was shot down by IRI.

GARDINER MILLER ARNOLD LLP who is the lead law firm, will represent the plaintiff and the ICHR will be acting as an intervener in the case. The plaintiff’s name in this case will remain confidential to protect the safety of family members and friends still living in Iran. To protect their identity, this suit refers to the plaintiff as “John Doe”.

The claim against IRI and IRGC is based upon the Justice for Victims of Terrorism Act S.C. 2012, (“JVTA”), specifically Section 4.

As stated in the claim, reliable video evidence has disclosed the plane was shot down by two Iranian surface-to-air missiles launched from the Khatam al-Anbiya Air Defense Base, an act initiated by the Defendants (IRI).

Immediate family members of flight PS752 victims may contact ICHR at 1-888-908-7317 or by email at to join the class action against the IRI, or contact counsel Jonah Arnold at (416) 640-0508 or email to

“ICHR will continue fighting for the victims of this tragedy in pursuit of justice. Taking the Iranian regime to court is only one step of many. We are planning for a public event to raise awareness regarding the truth surrounding this tragedy”. Said Ardeshir Zarezadeh director of ICHR.

A copy of the complete Statement of Claim can be viewed or downloaded at


International Center for Human Rights in Canada