“I’m the Ambassador from North Korea,” Says Grinning DPRK Envoy When Berlin Police Ask to See His Fishing License

“I’m the Ambassador from North Korea,” Says Grinning DPRK Envoy When Berlin Police Ask to See Fishing License
Yomiuri Shimbun: 「私は北朝鮮大使」ほほ笑んだまま無許可の釣り
Sorihide Miyoshi reporting from Berlin January 22, 2012

German media are reporting that the ambassador from North Korea was caught fishing in a Berlin river without a license.

According to reports, Ri Si-hong was fishing on the banks of the Havel River when waterfront police asked to see his permit. The ambassador produced neither or a license nor a passport; he just smiled, said he was the ambassador from North Korea, and kept on fishing. The police took photographs and later confirmed he was indeed the ambassador.

Unlicensed fishing merits a 200 euro fine, but because the ambassador has diplomatic immunity, he will not be punished.

Original/原稿:

「私は北朝鮮大使」ほほ笑んだまま無許可の釣り

 【ベルリン=三好範英】ドイツのメディアは、北朝鮮の駐ベルリン大使が、ベルリン市内の川で無許可で釣りをしていたと伝えた。

 報道によると、北朝鮮のリ・シホン大使は15日、ベルリン市内を流れるハーフェル川で釣りをしていたところを水上警察官に許可証の提示を求められた。大使は許可証やパスポートの提示をせず、自身が北朝鮮大使であると名乗り、ほほ笑んだまま釣りを続けた。水上警察官はその場で写真などと照合、北朝鮮大使であることを確認したという。

 ドイツで密漁の罰金は200ユーロ(約2万円)だが、大使は外交官特権があるため、処罰されないという。

(2012年1月22日15時25分 読売新聞)

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