German court allows extradition of former Catalonia leader Carles Puigdemont | News | DW


A court in Germany ruled on Thursday that deposed Catalan leader Carles Puigdemont can be extradited to Spain only on the charge of misusing public funds and not on the more serious charge of rebellion.

Puigdemont went into self-imposed exile in Belgium after Madrid fired him and his government for “illegally” declaring independence for Catalonia. In March, he was detained in Germany on a European arrest warrant while traveling through the country.

“The court decided this morning that an extradition due to the accusation of misuse of public funds is permissible,” said a spokeswoman for…



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