Diplomat caught illegally fishing
Saturday 21 January 2012
The new North Korean ambassador to Germany is in hot water after being caught fishing without a permit in a Berlin river.
Ri Si Hong was caught fishing without a licence by police on the banks of the Havel river in south-west Berlin.
A German foreign ministry spokesman, Martin Schaefer, said yesterday that Mr Ri enjoyed diplomatic immunity but had probably got the message after a front-page article about the incident in a German newspaper.
Fishing violations are normally punished with a fine.
Mr Ri has been ambassador since September. The North Korean embassy did not respond to requests for comment.
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