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German court refuses to extradite former president Puigdemont for rebellion

By Thursday July 12th, 2018 No Comments

German court rejects the extradition for rebellion of former Catalan president Carles Puigdemont because the facts denounced by judge Llarena do not find any equivalent offense in German law and it considers that there has never been violence. A decision that follows the way of the Belgian justice who, two months ago, dismissed the  European Arrest Warrant issued by Spain for Lluís Puig, Toni Comín and, Meritxell Serret.  A new setback for Spanish justice that continues to keep in prison for more than eight months Jordi Cuixart, Jordi Sànchez, and seven MP’s for a crime they have not committed.

 

Puigdemont’s extradition for misuse of funds 

Meanwhile, the higher court in Schleswig-Holstein authorised Puigdemont’s extradition for misuse of public funds, a decision that will be appealed for his lawyers. The court has not ordered Puigdemont be taken into custody, so for the moment, the former president remains free in Germany.

 

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