An Afghan diplomat is accused of beating his wife so badly that she ended up in a Queens emergency room — but he won’t be charged because he has diplomatic immunity, police sources told The NY Post.
Mohammad Yama Aini, 46, allegedly assaulted wife Mezhgan Aini, 30, inside their Union Street home in Flushing at 12:30 a.m. according to police.
At some point, Aini drove his wife, 30-year old Mezhgan to Flushing Hospital, where she eventually told workers he had pulled her hair, slapped her and punched her in the face, leaving her with swelling, pain and redness on her right eye, sources said.
Hospital workers were so concerned, they called police.
Mohammad, 46, could not be charged because of he is a counselor to the Afghan Mission to the UN, which gives him diplomatic immunity, sources said.
Mohammad “thinks” The Post is wrong in saying he 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.
He will allegedly be summoned home. His poor wife should seek asylum.
Aini “will face consequences in line with Afghanistan law,” the Afghan ministry reported. Aini is still here. Smiling away, he told the NY Post he heard nothing of being recalled.
He’s still here. Why?
Last year, German diplomat Joachim Haubrichs was accused of beating his wife so badly that the Mayor’s Office for International Affairs petitioned the US State Department to request Germany waive the Haubrichs’ immunity so he could be prosecuted.