N. Zealand expels US envoy with black eye
RODRIGO DUTERTE, Philippines president
TUESDAY, MARCH 21, 2017 People trying to cross the Rimac River after it breached its banks due to torrential rains, which caused flooding and widespread destruction in Huachipa, Lima, Peru, on Sunday. WELLINGTON: An American diplomat has been expelled from New Zealand after Washington refused to waive diplomatic immunity so police investigating a serious crime could question him, officials said yesterday.
Details of the alleged crime have not been revealed but the diplomat left the South Pacific nation last week suffering a broken nose and black eye.
Prime Minister Bill English labelled the knock-back on immunity regrettable and said he expected the United States to carry out their own investigation.
“We expect all diplomats here to obey our law and if it’s broken, we’d expect our police to investigate,” English said.
“We regret that they didn’t give us a waiver on immunity but they didn’t and now it’s in the hands of their authorities.” AFP