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The case of the dubious diplomat

The Principality of Hutt River, Australia's best-known novelty nation, has found itself in the news again, when an Iranian man facing fraud charges in Dubai claimed to be an ambassador of the province and demanded diplomatic treatment. The unnamed defendant is facing several fraud charges, some relating to the issuing of false passports:
Asked to explain why he was not on a list of foreign diplomats, he claimed his state was trying to open an embassy in Dubai and had just recently started the registration process.
The Principality of Hutt River's Prince Leonard (known as Leonard Casley to the Australian Tax Office) has admitted to knowing of the man, though denied that he was a Hutt River diplomat.

There are 2 comments on "The case of the dubious diplomat":

Posted by: siredhutt-river.com www.hutt-river.org Fri Apr 11 13:24:12 2008

COMMUNIQUE OF THE MINISTRY OF FOREIGN AFFAIRS OF HUTT RIVER PRINCIPALITY ON DUBAI’S AFFAIR

International recognition does not exist in the legal sense of International Law and can only be bilateral as long as UNO is not a worldly government.

The Commonwealth of Australia, just like United Kingdom, has already recognized Kosovo against Serbia of which it was nevertheless the territory.

China does not recognize Taiwan but Taiwanese travel with their own passports and trade with mainland China. For all that, China does not deposit complaints against the Taiwanese emissaries which intend opening diplomatic relations in other countries and limits itself to influencing or making diplomatic threats to the future Host countries …

It is the reason why it does not give the right for the Ambassador of the Commonwealth of Australia, His Excellence Sir Jeremy BRUER, to use the local secret police (CID) in Dubai in such a way that, by manipulation, conditioning and other pretty disreputable methods,

Posted by: siredhutt-river.com www.hutt-river.org Fri Apr 11 13:26:11 2008

COMMUNIQUE OF THE MINISTRY OF FOREIGN AFFAIRS OF HUTT RIVER PRINCIPALITY ON DUBAI’S AFFAIR

International recognition does not exist in the legal sense of International Law and can only be bilateral as long as UNO is not a worldly government.

The Commonwealth of Australia, just like United Kingdom, has already recognized Kosovo against Serbia of which it was nevertheless the territory.

China does not recognize Taiwan but Taiwanese travel with their own passports and trade with mainland China. For all that, China does not deposit complaints against the Taiwanese emissaries which intend opening diplomatic relations in other countries and limits itself to influencing or making diplomatic threats to the future Host countries …

It is the reason why it does not give the right for the Ambassador of the Commonwealth of Australia, His Excellence Sir Jeremy BRUER, to use the local secret police (CID) in Dubai in such a way that, by manipulation, conditioning and other pretty disreputable methods, for

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