Polish court extradites Brodsky

Alleged Mossad agent to be sent to Germany for forging a passport.

August 5, 2010 15:26
Alleged mossad agent Uri Brodsky going to court.

brodsky 311. (photo credit: AP)

A Polish appeals court has upheld a lower court's decision to hand over to Germany an alleged Mossad agent wanted in the slaying of a Hamas leader.

The decision means that the alleged agent, Uri Brodsky, must be handed over to Germany within 10 days.

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Warsaw's appeals court on Thursday upheld a July ruling ordering Brodsky extradited to Germany on forgery charges only. That means he can only be tried in Germany for forgery and not spying, which would spare Israel a possibly embarrassing espionage trial.

Brodsky was arrested in Warsaw in June on a European warrant charging him with espionage and helping to falsely obtain a German passport. The passport was allegedly used in connection with the Jan. 19 slaying of Hamas commander Mahmoud al-Mabhouh in Dubai.

The Mabhouh case led to international outrage over forged passports. Israeli diplomats were expelled from Ireland and Australia.

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