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Protest on Consular Access

The Indian Express describes on Augst 26, 2006 the Indian government's action to protest to the Dutch ambassador the denial of consular access to Indian detainees in Amsterdam for 24 hours in conjunction with Northwest Airlines flight 0042 which was diverted back to Schiphol last week. -- Clemens Kochinke, Berliner, Corcoran & Rowe, LLP, Washington, DC.

Interrogation and Banishment

The interrogation of an American citizen by the FBI at the American embassy in Pakistan and his banishment from the United States is the subject of the San Francisco Chronicle article 2 Lodi Residents Refused Entry Back Into U.S. of August 26, 2006. -- Clemens Kochinke, Berliner, Corcoran & Rowe, LLP, Washington, DC.

Mission Property Seized

The New York Times reports on August 27, 2006 on the seizure by Venezuela of diplomatic baggage destined for the United States embassy. The cargo had been transported by military aircraft and comprises household effects of diplomats as well as alleged contraband, the paper reports in U.S. and Venezuela at Odds, and Seized Cargo is Just the Half of It.

This incident follows an espionage spat earlier this month when Venezuela arrested four persons under suspicion of spying for the United States. -- Clemens Kochinke, Berliner, Corcoran & Rowe, LLP, Washington, DC.