German diplomat beaten up in central Russia

30th July 2007, Comments 0 comments

30 July 2007 , Moscow (dpa) - A German diplomat was beaten up and severely injured in the central Russian city of Yekaterinburg when he became involved in dispute with local residents, Interfax reported Monday.

30 July 2007

Moscow (dpa) - A German diplomat was beaten up and severely injured in the central Russian city of Yekaterinburg when he became involved in dispute with local residents, Interfax reported Monday.

The agency said that Max Mueller, a vice-consul in the city located 1,500 kilometres east of Moscow, was taken to hospital with a broken nose.

The report said Mueller had visited a motorcycle show and was returning to his hotel late Sunday evening when he became involved in an argument with locals.

The report did not indicate what the argument was about or how the German diplomat became involved.

DPA

Subject: German news

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