Days after Iran (finally) took responsibility for shooting down a Ukrainian passenger plane in Tehran, the nation's judiciary on Tuesday announced that they have made arrests in connection with the incident.
Ukraine called for probe; US intelligence blamed Iran
Iran's civil aviation organization initially blamed a technical problem for the crash.
However, Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky called for an investigation.
The day following the crash, US intelligence, backed by allied officials, claimed an Iranian missile downed flight 752.
Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau also claimed that intelligence suggested an Iranian missile was at fault, adding that this "may have been unintentional."
Iran admitted responsibility 3 days later; blamed 'human error'
After three days of denying involvement, Iran admitted to downing the Ukrainian passenger plane, blaming "human error."
Iranian military said they mistook the Boeing 737 aircraft for a "hostile target."
Iran's military claimed it was on the "highest level of readiness" given recent escalations with the US and hence, shot down the Ukrainian flight as it had "turned towards a sensitive military center."
Protests demanding Supreme Leader's resignation spread across Iran
The shoot-down and attempted cover-up triggered protests in Iran.
Angry protestors called for Supreme Leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei's resignation.
Unverified videos have since emerged online purportedly showing Iranian forces firing live ammunition and tear gas at protestors. The police have denied that it fired at protestors.
Meanwhile, Canada, Ukraine, Britain, and other nations will consider legal action against Iran at a meeting on Thursday.