US diplomat who killed Pakistani citizen allowed to leave Pakistan

Written by  Published by:Shiite News
Published in Pakistan
Tuesday, 15 May 2018


US defence attaché Col Joseph Emanuel Hall, who was earlier barred from flying out on an American military aircraft by the Federal Investigation Agency (FIA), was reportedly allowed by the government to leave on Monday. Diplomatic sources circulated that he had enjoyed diplomatic immunity and the government reportedly took the decision after the US government assured that Col Hall will be tried under US laws.

The Islamabad High Court had also heard a petition by Ateeq’s father seeking the placement of the diplomat’s name on the Exit Control List (ECL). It had subsequently asked the government to decide within two weeks whether or not Col Hall should be placed on the ECL.
The judge had noted that the Vienna Convention on Diplomatic Relations provides immunity from arrest and detention to diplomats.
The Foreign Office had previously written to the US State Department for withdrawal of his immunity. The matter was also discussed during the last visit of US official Alice Wells.

">


The diplomat has since left for Afghanistan on a special flight. Diplomatic sources confirmed Monday that Col Hall was a US diplomat who held absolute immunity as per the Vienna Convention of 1972 and the privileges Pakistan extends to diplomats.
He enjoyed immunity from any criminal, administrative or civil action, they said.
Later, the US Embassy also confirmed the development saying the US diplomat has left Pakistan.
On April 7, US Defence and Air Attaché Col Joseph Emanuel Hall had jumped a red light at the Daman-i-Koh Chowk in Islamabad and hit a motorcycle. As a result, two riders of the motorcycle had suffered injuries, and one of them, 22-year-old Ateeq Baig, had later expired from the trauma.
Col Hall had initially avoided arrest because of his diplomatic immunity, but a first information report (FIR) regarding the incident had been registered at the Kohsar Police Station.
Last week, the Islamabad High Court had ruled that the US diplomat did not have "absolute immunity".
The Islamabad High Court had also heard a petition by Ateeq’s father seeking the placement of the diplomat’s name on the Exit Control List (ECL). It had subsequently asked the government to decide within two weeks whether or not Col Hall should be placed on the ECL.
The judge had noted that the Vienna Convention on Diplomatic Relations provides immunity from arrest and detention to diplomats.
The Foreign Office had previously written to the US State Department for withdrawal of his immunity. The matter was also discussed during the last visit of US official Alice Wells.

Rating: 5 Read 192 times

Leave a comment

Shia Genocide Report 2016 - Shia Killing in Pakistan 2016

Halab Syria - News

Featured Video

Dailymotion

Connet With Us

Largest Portal of Shia News from allover the World | Pakistan News - Iran News - Resistance News - Saudi Arabia News

 

Contact Us

Email: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Website: http://www.shiitenews.org

JoomShaper