Germany releases 'Mossad agent'
German court has released Uri Brodsky, an Israeli citizen suspected of being involved in the assassination of a senior Hamas leader in Dubai, on bail, Press TV reported.
Brodsky, an alleged Mossad agent, is accused of helping fake a German passport that was used by one of the members of a hit squad involved in the killing of Mahmoud al-Mabhouh in a Dubai hotel in January.
German prosecutors said on Friday that there was no need to keep Brodsky in detention and that he was free to travel while judicial proceedings against him continue in Germany. This would mean Brodsky is free to return to Israel, as his maximum penalty would be a fine covered by the bail payment.
Brodsky, an Israeli citizen, was detained in Poland for espionage in June on an arrest warrant issued by Germany. However, Poland extradited him to Germany on Thursday on charges of obtaining a passport under false pretences.
Formal charges have not been filed against him yet.
Dubai police have repeatedly said they are 99% sure that Israeli agents were involved in al-Mabhouh's assassination which was carried out by a team comprised of twelve British, six Irish, four French, three Australian and a German passport holder.
Israel had repeatedly called on Poland to send Brodsky straight home, saying the suspect should stand before an Israeli court.