German court refuses to extradite Catalonia’s Puigdemont: official

Berlin (AFP) – A German court on Thursday refused a request from Spain to extradite Catalonia’s ousted leader Carles Puigdemont on a rebellion charge following his arrest in Germany last month.

The court said in a statement that the charges of “rebellion” in the arrest warrant are not found in German law, unlike the misuse of public funds which would constitute a reason for extradition.

Puigdemont has been released from detention with conditions.

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