Carles Puigdemont liberated on bail by German court

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Spain accuses Mr Puigdemont of rebellion, mutiny and corruption

A German justice has deserted “rebellion” as drift to extradite Catalonia’s ex-leader Carles Puigdemont and systematic his recover on bail.

The Schleswig-Holstein justice pronounced he could still face crime charges in Spain, and it has usually dangling extradition – not ruled it out.

He was arrested in a north German segment final month, after Spain released a European Arrest Warrant.

Spain charged tip Catalan separatists over October’s autonomy referendum.

The justice has been deliberation what to do about a Spanish extradition ask for Mr Puigdemont for some-more than a week.

Mr Puigdemont faces charges of sedition, rebellion and misappropriation of open supports in Spain as a outcome of his purpose in final year’s Catalan criminialized autonomy referendum.

He was incarcerated on 25 Mar while channel into Germany from Denmark on his approach to Belgium, where he has been vital in self-imposed outcast given Catalonia’s council unilaterally announced autonomy from Spain in October.

Spain has indicted a former Catalan boss of rebellion, though a justice resolved that a closest homogeneous to this in German law was high treason.

But it ruled that in Mr Puigdemont’s box there was no component of violence, so a assign was inadmissible.

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However, a justice in a northern city of Schleswig pronounced there could be a box to answer for misusing open supports final Oct to reason an unapproved autonomy referendum.

It has asked for serve information on these charges and set bail during 75,000 euros (£65,000; $90,000).

The boss of a Catalan council Roger Torrent described Mr Puigdemont’s redeeming recover as “very good news” on Twitter.

“We always pronounced that we were not violent. The assign of rebellion is totally invalid. This domestic harm has to finish it is as it is driven by totally fake narrative.” Mr Torrent said.

The Spanish supervision pronounced it reputable a preference of a German court.

“The supervision never gives an opinion on justice decisions, generally when it concerns justice decisions done in another country. It always respects them, either it likes them or not,” a supervision mouthpiece said.

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