Portugal sends letter to Iraq over twins accused of attempted murder

By TPN/Lusa, in News · 02-09-2018 08:35:00 · 0 Comments
Portugal sends letter to Iraq over twins accused of attempted murder

Portugal’s foreign affairs minister has sent a rogatory letter to the Iraqi authorities to notify them of the two Iraqi twins who were accused of committing trying to kill a 15-year-old in 2016.

Portugal’s public prosecutor’s office in January this year delivered an order against Ridha and Haider, sons of the former Iraqi ambassador in Lisbon Saad Mohammed Ali, for trying to kill Rubén Cavaco on August 17, 2016 in Ponte de Sor, in the district of Portalegre.

Cavaco was left in coma after an altercation at a bar and had to be hospitalised.

The twins were aged 17 at the time of the incident and were protected by diplomatic immunity.

The government asked Iraq twice to lift the immunity so that the two young boys could be interrogated about the aggressions.


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