Brodsky freed on bail by authorities

German judge rules alleged Israeli spy can travel freely.

August 13, 2010 16:12
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BERLIN — Prosecutors said an alleged Israeli spy wanted in connection with the slaying of a Hamas leader in Dubai earlier this year has been set free on bail by a German judge.

Cologne prosecutors' spokesman Rainer Wolf said after a closed-door hearing Friday that the suspect known as Uri Brodsky is free to travel wherever he wants to go while judicial proceedings against him in Germany will continue.

No prison sentence for Brodsky

He said: "He can return to Israel today if he wants to."

Prosecutors accuse Brodsky of illegally helping to procure a German passport used in connection with the Jan. 19 slaying of Hamas commander Mahmoud al-Mabhouh in Dubai, allegedly by a Mossad hit squad.

Brodsky was arrested June 4 at Warsaw airport. He was extradited to Germany on Thursday.

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