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Serb prosecutor brings charges against Frenchman

NIS, Jun 21, 2000 -- (Reuters) A Serbian military prosecutor pressed charges on Tuesday against a French citizen arrested last week for taking pictures of a barracks.

Military prosecutor Stanimir Radisavljevic in the southern Serbian town of Nis said he brought charges against Albert Fontaine, 49, for taking unauthorized photographs of army premises in the nearby town of Pirot.

Under the Yugoslav penal code, the maximum sentence for this offence is three years in prison.

Radisavljevic told Reuters that Fontaine had been spotted by a senior officer. He was arrested on June 15. It was not clear when the trial would start.

During questioning last week, Fontaine said he was a French wine-grower, a Nis court official said on Monday.



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