Russia-France - Q&A - Excerpts form the daily press briefing (22.11.17)


Q - Do you have any comment on the arrest of Russian Senator Suleyman Kerimov in Nice? According to the Russian Foreign Ministry, he enjoys diplomatic immunity.

A - As the representative of a foreign government, Suleyman Kerimov enjoys immunity from foreign criminal prosecution only for actions carried out in the course of his duties.

It is up to the judge in the case to determine whether the offense for which he is being prosecuted pertains to his duties and is therefore protected by diplomatic immunity.