In the case of Shahram, when Shahram sent the money to Iran, the relatives demanded compensation from the airline due to lack of maintenance. It could not be proved and no compensation was awarded.
– The problem with maintenance for Iran is that the country is subject to sanctions, which means it cannot send money by bank transfer. Attorney Stephen Erickson says this has made it harder to prove money was sent home.
There is a two-year deadline to apply for compensation from the airline, which has now expired. In addition to the down payment to be paid by the airlines in the event of a plane crash, there will be no compensation. Shahram’s family.
Negotiations with Iran
In parallel to the legal process with the airline, Sweden, Canada, Ukraine, the United Kingdom and Afghanistan have jointly sought to negotiate with Iran over the damage to the relatives of the passengers. Attempts abandoned at the beginning of 2022.
– Many attempts with Iran in vain were in vain. All that remains is to take it to the International Court of Justice in The Hague. I think Iran will be defeated, says Stephen Erickson.
In a similar case in 1988, when the United States shot down an Iranian plane, relatives received $ 250,000 in damages.
– In today’s currency, it can range from $ 500,000 to $ 700,000. I can only imagine that Iran would have to pay more in this case – about a million dollars, says Stephen Erickson.