And Afghan diplomat who allegedly beat his wife so badly she had to be admitted to a Queens emergency room cannot be charged because of his diplomatic status. Mohammad Yama Aini is accused of assaulting his wife, Mezghan Aini last Saturday, according to police.
He later drove her to an emergency room and admitted to slapping, punching, and pulling her hair. She had pain, redness and swelling on her eye. The hospital then called the police. But Mohammad, who is a counselor for Afghanistan to the United Nations was free to leave because of his diplomatic immunity:
“Obviously, [the wife] was hurt enough that she went to the hospital and the hospital felt compelled enough to notify the police,” a source told The Post.
“I’m sure the hospital victims’ services referred her to get help. But if he’s not arrested, what can you do?”
When reached for comment he said that he never hit his wife:
“I think you have it wrong,” he said over the intercom at the building where he and his family live. “Nothing happened. The hospital is saying nothing happened, and the doctors and my wife say that nothing happened between us.”
When a reporter asked to speak to his wife, he said she was not at home.
A similar incident happened last year with a German diplomat. Joachim Haubrichs was also accused of assaulting his wife. The Mayor’s Office for International Affairs formally requested the State Department to ask Germany to waive his immunity. Germany declined and brought him back home.