Swiss Public Prosecutor Calls for 15 Month Jail Term in Mossad Spying Trial

Published July 6th, 2000 - 02:00 GMT

A Swiss prosecutor called Thursday for an Israeli secret service agent on trial for a bungled wiretapping operation to be sentenced to 15 months in prison with a 5,000 franc (3,100 dollar) fine. 

The defendant, known only under the pseudonyms "Isaac Bental," or "Jack Track," has admitted having participated in an illegal phone bugging operation. 

His trial began at the Swiss Federal Court here Monday and is expected to end Friday. 

The trial follows the arrest in February 1998 of five Mossad agents trying to install a listening device in the cellar of a building in a Bern suburb. 

Four were released. The accused faces charges of illegally carrying out acts for a foreign state, spying, attempted listening in and recording of other people's conversations, as well as the repeated use of fake papers -- LAUSANNE (AFP) 


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