Two sons of the Iraqi Ambassador are escaping punishment due to diplomatic immunity for a brutal attack on a fifteen-year-old boy in Ponte de Sor, Portugal last week.
UPDATE: Portugal asks Iraq to remove diplomatic immunity from sons of Ambassador
Two sons of Iraq’s ambassador to Portugal are set to escape punishment for a brutal attack in which they allegedly drove their car into a 15-year-old boy before beating him to the verge of death, because they have diplomatic immunity.
The pair fled before rubbish collectors appeared on the scene, finding 15-year-old Rubén Cavaco lying lifeless on the ground, his head beaten to a pulp.
According to media reports in Portugal, the police in Ponte de Sor were called out late on Tuesday night to deal with an altercation at a bar near the town’s airfield, where locals and flying students had apparently been involved in a confrontation.
The Iraqi brothers then reportedly waited in the streets until they found their victim alone. One of the brothers allegedly ran the 15-year-old over with their car, while the other began to kick him in the head.