Poland extradites alleged Israeli spy to Germany

The suspect was handed over to German police at Warsaw`s intl airport.

Berlin: Polish authorities on Thursday extradited a suspected Mossad agent to Germany, where he faces charges over a passport that was used in the slaying of a Hamas leader in Dubai earlier this year.

The suspect known as Uri Brodsky was handed over to German police at Warsaw`s international airport, police spokesman Mariusz Sokolowski said.

A report says the man was wearing a hooded jacket pulled over his face to hide his identity as he was escorted by masked anti-terror police at the airport.

Brodsky appeared that way during several appearances at courts in Warsaw.

German prosecutors accuse him of illegally helping to procure a passport used in connection with the Jan 19 slaying of Hamas commander Mahmoud al-Mabhouh at a hotel in Dubai.

Prosecutors in Cologne, who are handling the case against Brodsky, were not immediately available for comment.

But a German official, who declined to be named due to the sensitivity of the issue, said Brodsky was to arrive with a police helicopter at Cologne-Bonn airport in the afternoon.

Brodsky is expected to appear on Friday morning before a judge, who will read out the warrant against him and decide at a closed-doors appearance whether Brodsky must remain in custody pending the filing of formal charges and a possible trial.

Brodsky was arrested June 04 at Warsaw airport on a European arrest warrant issued by Germany, which accused him of espionage and helping to falsely obtain a German passport.


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