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Ecuador tried to make Julian Assange a diplomat

jmch Silver badge

"So does that technically mean if he's given a bag he can't be arrested?"

"A diplomatic courier must never be arrested or detained."

I take the last line of the convention article to mean that the courier has to themselves be a diplomat. You can't just give anyone a diplomatic bag and claim that they are a diplomat. Or to put it more clearly, the diplomatic status is conferred on the bag by the courier, it doesn't work the other way

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