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US diplomat ejected from New Zealand after police fail to get immunity waived

A US diplomat has been forced to leave New Zealand over allegations he was involved in a serious criminal incident in which he had his nose broken and sustained a black eye.New Zealand police said they were called in the early hours of last Sunday in the community of Lower Hutt, just outside Wellington, where the US embassy is based. Police said the US diplomat left the scene before officers arrived, and no arrests were made, nor “any person held in police custody”. The man was protected by diplomatic immunity, which the New Zealand police asked the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Trade (MFAT) to waive on 13 March so they could proceed with an investigation. (The guardian)…[+]

US diplomat ejected from New Zealand after police fail to get immunity waived

A US diplomat has been forced to leave New Zealand over allegations he was involved in a serious criminal incident in which he had his nose broken and sustained a black eye.New Zealand police said they were called in the early hours of last Sunday in the community of Lower Hutt, just outside Wellington, where the US embassy is based. Police said the US diplomat left the scene before officers arrived, and no arrests were made, nor “any person held in police custody”. The man was protected by diplomatic immunity, which the New Zealand police asked the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Trade (MFAT) to waive on 13 March so they could proceed with an investigation. (The guardian)…[+]