In the past two years, a car accident that killed a 19-year-old British youth due to retrograde driving has been affecting the nerves of the British and American governments.
This is because in the car accident on August 27, 2019, not only was the wife of an American diplomat, but also claimed that she had “diplomatic immunity” after the accident, was not responsible for the deceased, and quickly fled back to the United States.
Since then, the British side has been trying to extradite her to Britain for trial, but the U.S. government refused the British request, causing the family of the young British youth to run to the United States to prosecute the wife of the American diplomat.
But today, the news from the U.S. court shocked the family of the deceased and many British people who were concerned about the case!
It turned out that for a long time after the car accident, the media in Britain, the United States and other countries had been calling her the “wife of an American diplomat” when reporting on the identity of the perpetrator, without more detail peeling her identity – even if her husband’s identity was revealed not long after the incident.
diplomat”, but an “intelligence agent stationed at a local U.S. airbase.
It was only today that several British media gave a shocking news about her identity – information from the U.S. court showed that the “diplomat wife” was actually a staff member of the U.S. intelligence service!
According to the British newspaper The Independent, the information was voluntarily disclosed by the lawyer of the “diplomat’s wife” in order to allow the U.S. court to dismiss the prosecution of the family members of the deceased from the United Kingdom.
The lawyer also claimed to the court that his client fled the UK after the crime that year for fear that her identity would cause “security issues”, and that her identity would cause hype in British public opinion and prevent her from obtaining a fair trial.
At present, it is not clear how this information will affect the families of the deceased on their rights protection in the United States and whether it will lead to the dismissal of their prosecution.
According to the British BBC, the U.S. court will not rule on these issues until February 17.
But given that the core controversy in the case is whether the perpetrator has “diplomatic immunity”, a spokesman for the family of the deceased called on the British government to immediately investigate based on this latest information to confirm whether the perpetrator, who is actually an “American spy”, still has “diplomatic immunity”.
On overseas social networks, many British netizens who follow the case are also surprised and angry about the information that the wife of the American diplomat is actually an American spy, because they fear that the United States will cover her up again.
Some people are even more angry about saying that no matter what her status is, she should be responsible for the crimes she has committed.
Finally, it is worth mentioning that the family of the deceased once thought that “hope came” because the U.S. Trump authorities had previously refused to extradite the British government to repatriate the perpetrator to the United Kingdom on the grounds of “diplomatic immunity”.
Embarrassingly, the Biden authorities came to power and said that the ruling of the Trump authorities at that time was “final”, and they also agreed with the ruling of the Trump authorities that the perpetrators had “diplomatic immunity”.
From this point of view, it is not ruled out that the case will still end in the tragic end of “hitting death for nothing”.