Rouhani says a special court should be formed

Iran’s President Hassan Rouhani says a special court should be formed to probe the downing of a Ukrainian passenger jet that was mistakenly targeted by Iran forces just after takeoff, killing all 176 people aboard.

Iran’s judiciary have arrested an undisclosed number of suspects for their role in the crash as anti-government demonstrations triggered by the disaster ended a fourth day.

After days of denying blame to the crash, Iran acknowledged on Saturday that it had shot down the plane during a high state of alert hours after it had fired missiles at U.S. target in Iraq as retaliation for the killing of Iran’s most powerful military commander.

Since then, protesters including hundreds of students have held anti-government demonstrations, with some being met by a visible and violent police crackdown.