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Diplomatic Immunity

Diplomatic Passports For Sale, Claims Dominica's Opposition Leader

Till Bruckner | Posted 01.20.2016 | World
Till Bruckner

Lennox Linton is the Leader of the Opposition in the Commonwealth of Dominica, an independent island-state in the Caribbean with just 72,000 inhabitan...

Saudi Diplomat Accused Of Raping, Abusing Maids

The Huffington Post | Alana Horowitz | Posted 09.10.2015 | World

A Saudi Arabian diplomat living in India is being accused of sexually assaulting and torturing two maids.   "The last four months were a curse f...

John Kerry's Regret

Ijeoma E. Okoli | Posted 03.04.2014 | Politics
Ijeoma E. Okoli

John Kerry had an amazing first year as Secretary of State. I was totally on Team Kerry until he expressed regret over the arrest of an Indian national in the U.S. who is alleged to have mistreated her maid and lied on a U.S. visa application.

Alleged Pentagon City Shoplifter Had Diplomatic Immunity

The Huffington Post | Arin Greenwood | Posted 09.21.2012 | DC

ARLINGTON, Va. -- Two women stand accused of trying to steal more than $600 worth of clothes from Macy's at the Pentagon City mall on Wednesday evenin...

Drunk Driving Diplomat Released Due To Government Status, Cops Say

AP | JEFF MARTIN | Posted 04.25.2012 | Crime

ATLANTA -- Police in an Atlanta suburb say they released a Mexican diplomat accused of drunken driving without holding him in jail after they learned ...

DSK Claims Diplomatic Immunity, Asks New York Court To Dismiss Hotel Maid's Lawsuit

AP | By COLLEEN LONG | Posted 11.26.2011 | World

NEW YORK -- Dominique Strauss-Kahn claimed Monday he has diplomatic immunity and asked a New York court to dismiss a lawsuit filed by the hotel maid w...

CIA Status Improves the Case for Diplomatic Immunity

Shirin Sadeghi | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Shirin Sadeghi

Raymond Davis, charged with killing two men in Pakistan, has been confirmed by the U.S. government to be an officer of the CIA. Davis the military contractor is in a weaker position than Davis the officer of the CIA.

Diplo-dunce Avoids the Murtaugh Rule

Barry Bortnick | Posted 05.25.2011 | Denver
Barry Bortnick

Diplomatic immunity is a nice trump card. Apparently, it lets you bypass the common rules of decency, and the airline-smoking ban that went into effect 20 years ago.