A UN diplomat from South Sudan, Charles Dickens Imene Oliha, 46, who was arrested over rape allegations has been released.
Oliha, a career diplomat for the Ministry of Foreign Affairs allegedly raped a woman in the US and was arrested by police on Sunday, when the victim reported him.
According to police, the victim who is his neighbor in his apartment building in Washington Heights said the diplomat raped her inside their apartment.
The victim was walking her dog around noon when the diplomat approached her in the lobby of her building and committed the crime.
The diplomat allegedly pushed her to the wall where he had carnal knowledge of her, police said.
Ohila raped her for the first time with a c*ndom while for the second time without it, she told police.
The 46-year-old man was arrested on Sunday, but released 12 hours later without charge, detectives from the NYPD’s Special Victims Unit learned of his immunity.
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His release has attracted condemnation from many groups.
Reacting to the lousy deed of the diplomat and his release, Dailymail quoted, Liz Roberts, CEO, Safe Horizon as saying the decision is “incomprehensible”
“The fact that diplomatic immunity takes precedence over justice for the survival of this sexual assault is incomprehensible“.
‘We join with all survivors in demanding accountability and a complete investigation of this incident,’ said Liz Roberts, CEO, Safe Horizon”, the CEO said.
The release of the diplomat also did not go down well with the director of the Women’s Equal Justice project and a former sex-crimes prosecutor, Jane Manning, who also condemned it.
Generally, diplomats who represent their country abroad enjoy what is called diplomatic immunity.
The Diplomatic Immunity protects them against prosecution in the receiving state for the entire period in which they hold the post.
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