German court authorises extradition of Carles Puigdemont

German court authorises extradition of Carles Puigdemont

A German court has authorised the extradition to Spain of former Catalan leader Carles Puigdemont. 

A court in Schleswig-Holstein ruled on Thursday that Puigdemont could be extradited, but only on a charge of misuse of public funds. 

A second charge of rebellion did not warrant an extradition from Germany to Spain, the court ruled. 

“Extradition on the accusation of misappropriation of public funds is permissible; extradition on the accusation of rebellion is not permissible,” the superior regional court of Schleswig-Holstein state said in a statement. 

DPA news agency reported a spokesperson said

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