The photos released by Malaysian authorities of the two Iranians boarding flight MH370 with stolen passports were doctored.
The Daily Mail reported:
Fears of a cover-up over the fate of flight MH370 grew yesterday after claims that a photo of two passengers was tampered with.
Images of two men who boarded the Malaysian Airlines jet with stolen passports appear to show them having the same set of legs.
CCTV footage stills released by officials three days after the Boeing 777-200 vanished from the skies shows the pair with identical green trousers and brown shoes.
Their feet and shadows are also in the same position, while their faces, T-shirts and bags are different.
The photo last night fuelled conspiracy theories over the fate of the aircraft, which disappeared with 239 passengers and crew more than a fortnight ago.
One Twitter user wrote: ‘They both have the same legs, edited or coincidence? And you guys believe our gov is not hiding anything.’
Malaysian police admitted the image of one man had been placed on top of the other when they were photocopied.
But a spokesman said it was not ‘done with malice or to mislead’.
The men – thought to be Iranian asylum-seekers – have been named as Pouria Nour Mohammad Mehrdad, 19, and 29-year-old Delavar Seyed Mohammadreza.
Pouria Nour Mohammadi‘s Facebook page is Pouria AM.
It is still active.
On March 4 Mohammadi posted this from Malaysia.
Pouria said he was excited.
Mohammadi also apologized to his friends when he left on his trip.
“Because of some problems I will deactivate my account. Friends, seriously, if I’ve done any of you a bad turn, forgive me because maybe…”