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DoJ or State Department to put a limit on abuses of "diplomatic status"

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Submitted by David Harari (France), Jun 16, 2005 at 12:18

In Europe as well there have been numerous cases of "slaves" kept prisoners in hotels, apartments and other locations by Saudi and other nationals (often times African as well).
Sometimes, specialized associations manage to get them to escape from such slavery and they are given refugee status in the country. Other times, they are frightened enough to leave the country with their "masters" once the scandal is in the open.

Could'nt the State Department adopt rules to invalidate "retroactive diplomatic status" and other abuses of the Diplomatic passport ? and could there be a limit on the number of "diplomats" from a given country to reside in the US (based on the population of that country for instance?)

After all, given that there are tens of thousands of princes in Saudi Arabia. Can you imagine the abuses that such a situation can give rise to?

Surely, the DoJ and the State Department should give it a try, to limit such scandals occuring on US soil, if the US wishes to keep its status as the country that adopted the Bill of Rights and that is at the forefront of the fight for human rights in so many countries...
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