Reply to post: Re: Smuggle him out in the Diplomatic Bag

Ecuador tried to make Julian Assange a diplomat

Lee D Silver badge

Re: Smuggle him out in the Diplomatic Bag

It has to contain articles for official use, specifically documentation written for the purpose of the diplomatic mission. I don't think he comes under that.

Though it's a "nice idea", in that you could in theory use a shipping container as a diplomatic bag and hope they recognise it as such, it doesn't give you rights to just put anything you like in there - and it's been tried (and failed) in the past. Everything from space shuttle components to heroine to bombs.

And the knock-on diplomatic effects even if successful could cost them billions in trade, just for a prat they don't want any more.

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