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Is a murder of a diplomat considered a "violation of diplomatic immunity"? If yes, here are two recent examples:


Not exactly a world war causing event, but fairly recent: in 2014 a Russian diplomat, Dmitri Borodin, was arrested for drunk and disorderly conduct, as well as insulting the police in his house in Scheveningen (part of The Hague) in The Netherlands. The Russian government asked questions, and ordered his release. The Dutch government apologized, and released ...


Taken from this web-page: The arrest of Constantin Diamandy, Romania’s plenipotentiary minister in Petrograd, on Lenin’s order. On the evening of December 31, 1917 (January 13, 1918, new style), the plenipotentiary minister of Romania in Petrograd, Constantin Diamandy, and the staff of the Royal Legation of Romania were arrested by the Bolsheviks, under ...


The question as it currently is is a bit vague. Does executed or imprisoned by non-state actors count? That one is fairly common, some well-known examples are the 2012 Benghazi consulate attack or the kidnapping of four Soviet diplomats in Lebanon in 1985. Wikipedia actually has a list of ambassadors who were killed in office. Most of them were killed by ...

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