Published: Fri, April 06, 2018
Global | By Enrique Rogers

Judge charges ex-Catalan police chief with sedition

Judge charges ex-Catalan police chief with sedition

Further court proceedings shall determine if he shall be continued to be extradited on the corruption charges. The statement also said that a comparable crime in the German law might be that of "high treason", but in that case it would not be suitable as it lacks the requirement of "violence".

"Puigdemont's Barcelona-based lawyer Jaime Alonso-Cuevillas tweeted: "[Puigdemont] always said that he had full confidence in the German judiciary".

He was arrested in the north German region last month, after Spain issued a European arrest warrant.

Judges will consider Puigdemont's extradition on the less serious charge of misusing public funds, meaning that he only could face trial for that if he were returned to Spain.

"There is a risk of flight", the court found in its explanation of its decision to grant bail. He was trying to drive from Finland to Belgium, where has been living since fleeing to escape arrest in Spain.

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The Spanish government said on Thursday night that it respected the court's ruling on Mr Puigdemont's extradition.

It ordered the release of former Catalan leader on bail at €75,000 ($91,786).

The Spanish government says it can't assess the decision by a German court to release on bail the former Catalan separatist leader Carles Puigdemont until it has more details about the ruling - but is vowing to respect it.

The official, who spoke on customary condition of anonymity, said "Spanish justice will adopt the appropriate measures in the face of these new circumstances".

The Spanish government's quelling of the October 1 independence referendum drew worldwide condemnation and outrage, with footage of national police officers and members of the Civil Guardia seizing ballot boxes and violently dispersing voters going viral on social media.

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