diplomatic immunity

Spanish police
Aug 8 '19 08:10

The Spanish police arrested a 40-year-old Dutch man in Marbella who was wanted for assault. He tried to avoid his arrest by posing as a diplomat from the Central African Republic, the Telegraaf reports.

The police confronted the man because he matched the description of a Dutch man who was wanted for assault. The man presented a document that looked like a diplomatic passport from the Central African Republic, saying that he could not be arrested because he has diplomatic immunity.

Closer inspection showed that the passport was fake. 

Dutch police officer
Mar 12 '19 15:50

From May 1st diplomats will no longer just get away with traffic violations in the Netherlands. The number of traffic violations committed by diplomats increased explosively over the past years, and the Dutch government is therefore implementing a new system to address the situation, RTL Nieuws reports.

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Jul 14 '16 09:25

Over the past five years the Dutch Ministry of Foreign Affairs received 26 complaints from domestic workers working for diplomats in embassies in the Netherlands. These complaints involve underpayment, poor working conditions and "inappropriate behavior", the Volkskrant reports based on documents in its possession.

Hugo Carvajal
Jul 29 '14 10:28

After alarms were signaled in Aruba about four Venezuelan warships close to the Aruba coast, Minister Frans Timmermans of Foreign Affairs made the decision to release Hugo Carvajal, a repository of Venezuelan then-president Hugo Chávez, and a suspect of drug crimes.

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Apr 23 '14 14:59

The Ministry of Foreign Affairs (MinBuZa) will publish yearly reports of misbehavior among personnel of embassies and other international organizations.

Jan 27 '14 10:34

Expats with diplomatic status have, since 2010, committed 85 indictable offenses in the Netherlands. The Ministry of Foreign Affairs (MinBuZa) confirmed a report about this from RTL Nieuws.

Dec 2 '13 04:30

The controversial Russian diplomat, Dmitry Borodin, has left the Netherlands. In a tweet Sunday night, he said his departure "is not entirely of his own accord."

Nov 22 '13 04:38

The Angolan ambassador invited Powned president, Dominique Weesie, to discuss the assault on a reporter from the broadcaster.

Nov 21 '13 04:31

PowNews-reporter Danny Ghosen was assaulted Wednesday afternoon, by the ambassador of Angola and three of his colleagues, announced PowNed director, Dominique Weessie

Oct 18 '13 00:36

Russia does not yet consider the incident with the diplomat Dmitry Borodin in The Hague as resolved, reports the news agency Interfax.

Oct 12 '13 00:39

The owners of the cars that were damaged by the wife of the Russian diplomat Borodin, will be compensated, according to a spokesperson for the Association of Insurers.

Oct 9 '13 02:07

The police took the Russian diplomat, Dmitry Borodin, to the police station this past weekend to protect his children

Oct 8 '13 02:34

The Russian ministry of Foreign Affairs announced on Monday, that it strongly protests against the treatment of a Russian diplomat by the Dutch police.

According to Russian media the diplomat, Dmitri Borodin, says that he was attacked, on Sunday, in his house by people with police uniforms. His behavior towards his kids should have been the reason that neighbors alarmed the police.

Jul 29 '13 04:29

Diplomats who don’t pay their traffic and parking fines should not be able to keep their CD registration. This is a plea of CDA MP Peter Omtzigt and The Hague councilor Cees Flitter (CDA). It is according to the CDA politicians the best solution to force the diplomats to pay their fines, reported the AD.

In 2012, in The Hague, a total of 1095 parking tickets were issued to the holder of a car with CD number plates. In 454 cases only, the penalty was paid. There is still an open amount of 40,000 euro.

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