Below is a copy of the letter from His Excellency Ernest Bai Koroma, President of the Republic of Sierra Leone that Arthur Porter received confirming and congratulating him on his Ambassador-at-Large Appointment.

The media perpetuated the incorrect thinking that Arthur was only a goodwill ambassador giving him no diplomatic immunity and thus claiming his arrest in Panama legal. However, you can see clearly here that he was in fact named Ambassador-at-Large and therefor given the privilege of holding a Diplomatic Passport.

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