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    Grieving UK mom wants US diplomat's wife Anne Sacoolas to face justice for son's (Harry Dunn, 19) death

    https://nypost.com/2019/10/07/grievi...iplomats-wife/

    The heartbroken mother of a British teen killed in a car crash with the wife of an American diplomat issued an emotional plea Monday for the driver to return to the United Kingdom and face justice.

    ?We?re all broken,? Charlotte Charles told Sky News, her voice choked with grief. ?We?re just utterly shocked and appalled that somebody is allowed to get on a plane and go home and avoid our justice system.?

    Anne Sacoolas, the wife of US diplomat Jonathan Sacoolas, was driving on the wrong side of a Northamptonshire road in August when she allegedly struck and killed Charles? son, 19-year-old motorcyclist Harry Dunn, head-on, officials have said.

    Sacoolas, 42, initially cooperated with local authorities, but eventually invoked diplomatic immunity and left the UK with her husband and their children ? reportedly at the suggestion of lawyers and US Embassy officials.

    ?All we need to do is meet her,? said Charles on Monday. ?All we need to do is ask her to come back. It?s not much to ask. She?s left a family in complete ruin.

    ?We?re not coping,? she added. ?We?re literally just getting through hour to hour every day, going with the flow of what we need to do. ? We just have to keep going to try to get some closure.?

    Meanwhile on Monday, UK Prime Minister Boris Johnson urged Sacoolas to return to Britain and face justice ? and said that he would directly lobby President Trump if she refused.

    Charles offered an emotional appeal to Sacoolas, mother to mother.

    ?She?s got to be suffering as well. She?s a mom,? said Charles. ?Without knowing who this person is properly, we can?t ? start our grieving process.?




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    Her husband is the diplomat, how does that give her immunity?

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    Quote Originally Posted by terps1990 View Post
    Her husband is the diplomat, how does that give her immunity?
    Immunity extends to family members if it is a top diplomat. However, their home country can waive it.

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    This case has been pissing me off for the past few days. Thanks for posting it!

    I feel so bad for Harry's Mom!

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    https://time.com/5704136/harry-dunn-parents-trump/

    Charlotte Charles and Tim Dunn say they made a deathbed promise to seek justice for their son — and they have every intention to keep it.

    Just two days after the pair took part in a bizarre White House meeting in which President Donald Trump attempted to ambush them with a surprise meeting with the woman believed to have struck and killed their 19-year-old son, Harry Dunn, the grieving parents tell TIME they cannot understand what the American government expects them to do, and they will not simply accept that their son’s suspected killer may be exempt from prosecution because she is the wife of a diplomat.

    “That’s not going to happen,” Dunn tells TIME.

    Anne Sacoolas, the wife of an American diplomat, is suspected to have struck Harry Dunn on his motorcycle in August, and then fled to the U.S. after claiming diplomatic immunity, igniting pressure on the U.S. to waive that immunity and allow the U.K. to press charges against her.

    The parents came to the U.S. in an effort to persuade the U.S. government officials to reconsider Sacoolas’ immunity — a law that protects diplomats and their family members from prosecution in the country that they are based — and were shocked when a vague invitation to the White House led to a meeting with the President himself. They were even more stunned when Trump tried to cajole them into meeting Sacoolas, whom they were told was also inside the building. Although they previously called Trump “gracious” during the meeting, they said he seemed surprised when they declined to agree to the unexpected meeting with Sacoolas.

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    https://www.cnn.com/2019/12/20/uk/an...gbr/index.html

    Anne Sacoolas, the wife of a US diplomat, has been charged with causing death by dangerous driving in the case of Harry Dunn, the British teenager who was killed in August.

    Motorcyclist Dunn, 19, died in a crash outside a military base in central England controlled by the US Air Force.

    The UK's Crown Prosecution Service (CPS) said in a statement Friday that it has now started extradition proceedings.

    The UK's interior office will now consider the request and decide "whether to formally issue this through US diplomatic channels," added the statement.

    "Following the death of Harry Dunn in Northamptonshire, the Crown Prosecution Service has today authorized Northamptonshire Police to charge Anne Sacoolas with causing death by dangerous driving," Chief Crown Prosecutor Janine Smith said.

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    I am glad she faces charges.
    There has been a lot of bad feeling about this over here.
    However, I don't think she will ever be brought back to face charges.
    I'm calling it now: as much as I'd like to see her in an English court, it just wont happen.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Gemini View Post
    I am glad she faces charges.
    There has been a lot of bad feeling about this over here.
    However, I don't think she will ever be brought back to face charges.
    I'm calling it now: as much as I'd like to see her in an English court, it just wont happen.
    I agree on all points. Trump won't let her be extradited.

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    Quote Originally Posted by raisedbywolves View Post
    I agree on all points. Trump won't let her be extradited.
    Yeah. Its sadly not going to happen.
    He tried to get Harry Dunn's parents to meet face to face with Anne Sacoolas when they met with him in the US. They had already said they were not willing to do that unless she would agree to come back to the UK and cooperate with the authorities.
    Way to try and steamroller them.

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    Surprise, surprise...

    https://wreg.com/2020/01/24/us-decli...n-teens-death/

    The United States has declined the United Kingdom’s request to extradite American citizen Anne Sacoolas, the wife of an American diplomat, who was charged with causing the death by dangerous driving of British teenager Harry Dunn last August.

    A State Department spokesperson cited Sacoolas’ diplomatic status at the time of the accident and said granting such an extradition “would render the invocation of diplomatic immunity a practical nullity and would set an extraordinarily troubling precedent.

    “The United States has a history of close law enforcement cooperation with the United Kingdom, and we value that relationship,” the spokesperson said. “The United States government again expresses its sincere condolences and sympathy to the Dunn family for the loss of their son.”

    The US’ decision to decline extradition comes after the UK’s Crown Prosecution Service said last month that it had started extradition proceedings after Sacoolas was charged in the case of Dunn.

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