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Newsline: German diplomat by immunity after punching his wife in NYC

Strict bedtimes, extreme jealousy and black eyes are just a glimpse of what the wife of a German diplomat said she had to endure at the hands of her tyrannical hubby — who cannot be arrested by the NYPD because of immunity laws. Most recently, Joachim Haubrichs, 56, punched his wife Henna Johnson, 35, in the face at the couple’s Upper East Side home after he went into a rage. Haubrichs claimed that he remembered nothing the next morning and was extremely apologetic, said Johnson. On Tuesday, Johnson reported the incident at the Family Justice Center in Lower Manhattan, who in turn contacted the NYPD. After being made aware of the incident, NYPD brass told cops not to arrest Haubrichs. An NYPD spokesperson said that there is no situation in which it is acceptable for an officer to apprehend someone with diplomatic immunity. The mayor’s office has urged her to go to a shelter for domestic violence victims, said Johnson, who is resistant of the idea. Germany’s Permanent Mission was not available for comment Wednesday.



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