Photo: JUSTICE4HARRY19

What does the end to diplomatic immunity mean for Dunn’s case and will Anne Sacoolas return to the U.K.? Jasmine Razeghi reports. 

Today, foreign secretary Dominic Raab announced that the U.K. and U.S. agreed to end immunity for relatives of U.S. staff at the air base. Family members may now face criminal prosecution. 

The decision stems from a meeting between Prime Minister Boris Johnson and Secretary of State Mike Pompeo during Pompeo’s trip to the United Kingdom

On August 27, 2019, Harry Dunn rode his motorcycle in Northamptonshire and a car, driven by Anne Sacoolas, crashed into and killed him. As the wife of a U.S. intelligence official, Sacoolas claimed diplomatic immunity and returned to the United States. She since refused to return to the United Kingdom. 

Foreign Secretary Raab: ‘These Changes Will Not Bring Harry Back’

In a statement released by the foreign secretary, Raab stated, “the U.S. waiver of immunity from criminal jurisdiction is now expressly extended to the family members of U.S. staff at the Croughton Annex.” 

Raab went on to recognize how troubled the Dunn family must feel. “We have the deepest sympathy for Harry Dunn’s family. No family should have to experience what they have gone through and I recognise that these changes will not bring Harry back,” he said.

The Parents Of Harry Dunn React

To Charlotte Charles, Harry’s mother, the end of Sacoolas’ immunity was a step in the right direction and would ensure that a tragedy like this will not repeat itself. 

Ms. Charles added that Harry would be proud and that she will continue to fight for Sacoolas’ return to the United Kingdom. “We always live with hope that one day she might just decide of her own accord to put herself on a plane and come back over here,” she noted.

Harry’s father, Tim Dunn, had concerns about the lateness of the decision. “This is great news… but if it’s right for now, why was it not right 11 months ago? This has been changed because it was wrong – so if it was wrong, why can’t they admit it was wrong and send her back?” he questioned.

Will Anne Sacoolas Return To The U.K.?

The United States refused to extradite Sacoolas, leaving Dunn’s family in a fight to bring her back to the United Kingdom. In May, a spokesperson for the U.S. Department of State claimed that the decision to not extradite Sacoolas was final. 

Sacoolas’ lawyer previously stated that her voluntary return to the U.K. is unlikely with the potential to face a jail sentence for “a terrible but unintentional accident.”

more from the pavlovic today

LIVE: Biden And Macron Hold A Joint Press Conference

French President Emmanuel Macron and his wife Brigitte arrived at 9:18 am at the White House were they were greeted by Joe and Jill Biden. This is the first state visit of Biden’s presidency. Macron was also the first state visit of the Trump presidency. And according to Carlos Elizondo, the White House social secretary,…

Keep reading

Biden’s schedule for December 1, 2022 is out

Today President Biden and Jill Biden will welcome French President Emmanuel Macron and Mrs. Brigitte Macron for a state visit. This will be the first state visit of Biden’s presidency. The President has a packed schedule. It includes an arrival ceremony, bilateral meeting, joint press conference, and state dinner. This will be President Macron’s second…

Keep reading

Inside The Downing Street England v Wales Match For MPs

On Tuesday evening, about 120 Conservative MPs flocked into No 10 to watch the England v Wales game. Inside, the flags of England and Wales were displayed on either side of the giant TV. Snacks and drinks were served. MPs stood and joined in singing the national anthem before the game. MPs representing English and…

Keep reading

Biden’s schedule for November 30, 2022 is out

EST 9:00 AM  President Biden receives the Presidential Daily Briefing                             11:05 AM President Biden departs the White House en route the White House Tribal Nations Summit11:30 AM  President Biden delivers remarks at the White House Tribal Nations Summit12:15 PM President Biden  departs the White House Tribal Nations Summit en route the White House                            12:20 PM President Biden arrives at the White House 5:30 PM The First…

Keep reading

Leave a comment

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *