A Belgian judge on Wednesday rejected an extradition request by Spain for three former Catalan ministers over their region’s controversial independence bid, the court said.
The ruling scuppers the Spanish government’s attempt to put the MPs, who fled to Belgium with ousted Catalan leader Carles Puigdemont, on trial for rebellion and misuse of public funds. Puigdemont has since been arrested in Germany.
What the court decided
- The Brussels Court of First Instance said the extradition request…