Diplomatic Immunity

Iraqi diplomat’s sons avoid prosecution over alleged horrific beating thanks to diplomatic immunity

Two sons of Iraq’s ambassador to Portugal are set to escape punishment for a brutal attack in which they allegedly drove their car into a 15-year-old boy before beating him to the verge of death, because they have diplomatic immunity.

The 17-year-old twins were briefly detained by police in the town of Ponte de Sor, where one of them attends flying lessons, accused of beating a local boy in the early hours of Wednesday morning.

The pair fled before rubbish collectors appeared on the scene, finding 15-year-old Rubén Cavaco lying lifeless on the ground, his head beaten to a pulp

  • tom_billesley

    flying lessons? – have we learned nothing in 15 years?

  • Drunk_by_Noon

    Is there any reason Portugal NEEDS diplomatic relations with Iraq?
    Throw them in jail anyways if the Iraqi government won’t agree to let them be prosicuted.

  • Alain

    Can anyone tell me the difference between them and the “refugees”? No, I thought not. They behave the same and never need worry about having to face the consequences of their actions. They get a green light to do as they like.

  • Norman_In_New_York

    Have the ambassador and his family been declared persona non grata yet?

  • Hard Little Machine

    Kill 10 Saudis in Portugal.

  • Tokenn

    I understand the need for diplomatic immunity for _diplomats_…but their families? Time to change the rules.