German prosecutors push for Puigdemont extradition

first_imgBut the state’s prosecutors want to send the former regional president back to Spain in the light of new video evidence which they say shows “violence perpetrated against the Spanish police forces.” Also On POLITICO Carles Puigdemont released on bail by German court By Emma Anderson Carles Puigdemont: What happens now By Madeleine Schwartz German prosecutors are preparing the paperwork to extradite former Catalan leader Carles Puigdemont back to Spain on charges of rebellion and disturbance of the peace, they said in a statement Tuesday.However, a German court on Tuesday ruled that Puigdemont — who was detained by German police in March — cannot be rearrested because he does not pose a flight risk.The state of Schleswig-Holstein’s highest regional court had previously ruled that Puigdemont couldn’t be extradited on charges of rebellion because of a lack of evidence of “sufficient violence,” but it would review the request for extradition for misusing public funds.last_img