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