December 17, 2013

"As India's deputy counsel general for Political, Economic, Commercial, and Women’s Affairs in New York, Khobragade has certain governmental privileges."

Huffington Post "However, the State Department has determined that..." by Emily Thomas

'...she is not eligible for diplomatic immunity in this case because the charges are not related to her post, according to the Times Of India.

'Her lawyers are pushing back on that decision, and saying Khobragade's public arrest was "shocking and unprecedented."

'“We believe and we have said in court that Ms. Khobargade is entitled to immunity by virtue of her consular status. We will be making that application to a judge and we fully expect the judge will rule that she is entitled to immunity. We expect her to be fully vindicated whether or not she receives immunity," Khobragade's attorney Dan Arshack reportedly told CNN-IBN.

'Khobragade now faces up to 15 years in prison.'

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