Former tennisidool Boris Becker would still have no diplomatic immunity due to his post as EU-attaché at the sports association of the Central African Republic (CAR). That says, the minister of Foreign Affairs of the CAR, Charles-Armel Doubane. “We don’t want Boris Beckers unofficial position in our country associated with his financial problems,” he says to the German newspaper die Welt.
The former German top tennis player Boris Becker is financially in difficult papers. In June last year he was declared bankrupt after a request of the British private banking Arbuthnot Latham & Co., where he has been since 2015 heavy debts had.
Becker is now calling his diplomatic immunity in the bankruptcy proceedings to escape. The ex-tennis player is, for the sports association of the CAR, attaché to the European Union, and therefore would have diplomatic immunity enjoy. That means that Becker may not be subject to a legal procedure without the consent of the British minister of Foreign Affairs of Boris Johnson and his counterpart in Bangui.
The ambassador of the Central African Republic to Belgium and the EU had first declared that Becker was indeed a diplomatic inviolable, but the minister of Foreign Affairs speaks that now in an interview with die Welt. “We say clearly that our country, the judicial process will not block any legal action against Boris Becker”, says Charles-Armel Doubane. “We don’t want Beckers unofficial position in our country associated with his financial problems.”