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Sons of Iraqi ambassador allegedly beat Portuguese teen into a coma

The sons of the ambassador got in an altercation with the boy outside a bar, according to Lisbon-based newspaper Diario de Noticias

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Two sons of Iraq’s ambassador to Portugal were released from jail on Thursday, after allegedly assaulting a 15-year-old boy who is reportedly in a coma as a result of the fight.

The sons of the ambassador got in an altercation with the boy outside a bar, according to Lisbon-based newspaper Diario de Noticias.

The teenage Portuguese boy suffered serious head injuries and has reportedly undergone reconstructive surgery to his face as a result of the injuries.

He was named only as Ruben by Lusa news agency is currently at Santa Maria hospital in a “grave condition”. The hospital has declined to give details as the youngster is a minor, according to Lusa news agency.

The two sons hold diplomatic passports, which forced police to release the suspects under diplomatic immunity.