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TOLOnews.com, July 26, 2017

Afghan Diplomat Protected By Immunity After “Beating” Wife

An Afghan diplomat accused of beating his wife so badly in New York City won’t be charged because he has diplomatic immunity

An Afghan diplomat who reportedly beat his wife so badly that she required medical care at a hospital won't face legal consequences for his action as he has diplomatic immunity, police told the New York Post.

The report said that Mohammad Yama Aini allegedly assaulted his wife Mezhgan Aini, 30, at their home in New York city at 12:30 a.m Saturday, police sources said.

At some point, Aini then drove his wife to Flushing Hospital, where she eventually told workers he had pulled her hair, slapped her and punched her in the face, leaving her with swelling, pain and redness on her right eye, reported the New York Post.

Hospital workers called the police, who arrived at the medical facility at 4:30 p.m Saturday, sources said.

But Mohammad, 46, could not be charged because of he is a counselor to the Afghan Mission to the UN, which gives him diplomatic immunity, sources said.Mohammad on Sunday denied to The Post that he hit his wife.

"I think you have it wrong," he said over the intercom at the building where he and his family live. "Nothing happened. The hospital is saying nothing happened, and the doctors and my wife say that nothing happened between us."

When a New York Post reporter asked to speak to his wife, he said she was not at home.

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