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Iranian investigator into downed Flight 752 should be replaced due to past, says former Liberal justice minister

By Neil Moss      

Iran's chief justice Ebrahim Raisi was part of a 'death commission' in 1988, during a period of political repression which saw thousands of dissidents executed.

Former Liberal MP Irwin Cotler says Ebrahim Raisi's role on the Tehran 'death commission' in 1988 'ought to disqualify him' from leading the inquiry into the downing of Flight 752. The Hill Times photograph by Andrew Meade

The past actions of the Iranian official tapped to lead the investigation into the downing of Ukrainian International Airlines Flight 752 should disqualify him from handling the inquiry, says a former Liberal justice minister.

Neil Moss

Neil Moss is a reporter at The Hill Times covering federal politics, foreign policy, and defence. 
- nmoss@hilltimes.com


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