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Tags: AS | New Zealand | US Diplomatic Immunity

New Zealand Says US Invokes Immunity for Embassy Staffer

Friday, 17 March 2017 08:39 PM

WELLINGTON, New Zealand (AP) — New Zealand authorities say they're unable to investigate an incident involving a U.S. Embassy staffer based in Wellington after the U.S. government elected to shield him by invoking diplomatic immunity.

Police said Saturday they responded to an incident in Lower Hutt near Wellington early on March 12. The statement said the American left the scene before police arrived, and no arrests were made. Police declined to release further details of the incident.

The following day, police asked New Zealand's Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Trade to seek a waiver of immunity from the U.S. so they could investigate the incident, according to the ministry. But the U.S. declined that request Friday.

The statement from the ministry says it's now asked the U.S. Embassy to remove the man from New Zealand.

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New Zealand authorities say they're unable to investigate an incident involving a U.S. Embassy staffer based in Wellington after the U.S. government elected to shield him by invoking diplomatic immunity.Police said Saturday they responded to an incident in Lower Hutt near...
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