Iranian officials ‘looted’ cellphones, rings, passports of plane crash victims, Canadian relatives say

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Iranian authorities stripped the bodies of plane crash victims in January of jewellery, passports and other personal belongings before returning the remains to their loved ones, three family members charged Tuesday. The alleged “looting” of bodies was just one part of a nightmarish ordeal for relatives in the wake of Iran’s accidental shooting down of Ukraine International Airlines Flight PS752, the Canadian-based relatives told a virtual news conference. Some coffins were also inscribed with the words: “Congratulations on your martyrdom,” said Edmonton-resident Javad Soleimani, who lost his wife, Elnaz Nabiyi, in the crash.