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Though the US wields significant influence internationally, it is not unprecedented for it to concede on the point of diplomatic immunity. As has recently been written on, following a series of sexual assaults by US military personnel stationed in South Korea, the US has allowed its soldiers to be tried before South Korean courts.
Akbar said that treaty has to be interpreted in good faith and the principle of diplomatic immunity is not to be used for benefit of individuals.
He added that the Vienna Convention gives diplomatic immunity to the American military attache so he can be tried only if his immunity is withdrawn.
However, the federal government informed the IHC that the diplomat cannot stand trial in Pakistan because of diplomatic immunity under the Vienna Convention.
'Pakistan is bound to grant the US military attache diplomatic immunity. Pakistani envoys had been granted the diplomatic immunity in Iran and New Delhi in similar cases,' said officials.
ISLAMABAD -- The Islamabad High Court (IHC) observed on Wednesday that diplomatic immunity does not permit killing someone.
The United Kingdom's Foreign Office rejected the Ecuadorian government's request to grant diplomatic immunity to the WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange. The Foreign Office said in a statement the only way for the embassy to resolve Assange's issue would be for him to leave its premises and face justice.
(TAP) - The woman who has accused Zimbabwe's First Lady Grace Mugabe of assaulting her has mounted a legal challenge against the South African government for giving her diplomatic immunity.
South African police said a "red alert" has been issued to prevent Grace Mugabe from leaving the country after Zimbabwe's government requested diplomatic immunity.
South Africa is planning to grant diplomatic immunity to Zimbabwe's first lady Grace Mugabe, allowing her to return to Harare and avoid prosecution for the alleged assault of a 20-year-old model, a government source said on Friday.