Germany to extradite CIA spy to Switzerland

13th May 2005, Comments 0 comments

13 May 2005, HAMBURG - Germany has agreed to extradite a suspected CIA informer to Switzerland to stand trial for his alleged role in smuggling nuclear technology to Libya, according to a report on Friday.

13 May 2005

HAMBURG - Germany has agreed to extradite a suspected CIA informer to Switzerland to stand trial for his alleged role in smuggling nuclear technology to Libya, according to a report on Friday.

The report in Der Spiegel news magazine quoted federal officials in Berlin as saying Urs Tinner would be extradited "within days" to Switzerland.

Tinner allegedly oversaw production in Malaysia and Turkey of components for a centrifuge destined for the Libyan nuclear programme.

He was arrested in Germany last October on a Swiss warrant after reportedly having tipped off the CIA to his work in a deal for clemency.

DPA

Subject: German news

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