THE UK, Canada, Sweden and Ukraine have launched a case against Iran at the United Nations’ highest court over the downing in 2020 of a Ukrainian passenger jet and the deaths of all 176 passengers and crew.

The countries want the International Court of Justice to rule that Iran illegally shot down Ukraine International Airlines Flight PS752 on January 8, 2020, and to order Tehran to apologise and pay compensation to the families of the victims.

Those killed included nationals and residents of Canada, Sweden, Ukraine and the UK, as well as Afghanistan and Iran.

Their ages ranged from just one to 74.