No-show from Iran diplomat on trial in Belgium for foiled bomb plot

An Iranian diplomat on trial over a failed explosives attack on a mass rally of exiled Iranians in 2018 did not show up in court in Belgium on Friday, with his lawyer claiming diplomatic immunity.Asadollah A “is letting himself be represented by his lawyer, which is his right,” Dimitri De Beco said in comments carried by Belga news agency.”My client is of the opinion that, as a diplomat, he has immunity and therefore he cannot be convicted by this court,” he added.Four defendants are on trial in an Antwerp court accused of planning and preparing the attack on the event in France two and a half…

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