Puigdemont May Not Be Extradited on Rebellion Charge
Puigdemont May Not Be Extradited on Rebellion Charge
Ex-Catalan Police Chief Indicted Over Involvement in Independence Referendum
06 April, 2018, 04:15
Carles Puigdemont, the former leader of Catalonia, under investigation over the Catalan push for independence from Spain, can be extradited on charges of corruption, but not rebellion, the German court hearing his case has ruled, RT reports.
The court agreed to release Mr Puigdemont on bail and said extradition to Spain was possible on the lesser charge of misuse of public funds.
The court however added that concerning the charge of Puigdemont's misusing of public funds, Germany could "theoretically" extradite him to Spain but a decision still has to be made.
Mr Puigdemont entered Germany on his way back from Finland to Belgium, where he had been living in self-imposed exile.
Spain's Constitutional Court established previous year that Catalonia's referendum and subsequent declaration of independence were unconstitutional.
The court said that because Puigdemont can't extradited for rebellion means he posed less of a flight risk and could be released on bail.
It was not immediately clear when Puigdemont would leave the prison in Neumuenster where he has been held since his arrest on March 25. While a flight risk exists, it is lessened by the unfeasibility of the rebellion charges.
In response to the German court's ruling, a Spanish official said the government in Madid respects judicial decisions "always, when it likes them and when it doesn't".
Two more members of the regional police and an official with the regional interior department were also indicted.
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.
Trapero quit the force [Guardian report] after being demoted last October when the Spanish government suspended the region's autonomy.
Nine other pro-independence figures are now in custody, including six members of Puigdemont's Catalan government and the former president of the Catalan parliament.
Efforts to form a government have been hampered by internal discord within the separatist bloc and the legal challenges faced by presidential candidates.
King Edward VII is the private hospital of choice for the royal family and has been treating members of the monarchy for decades. Buckingham Palace said in a short statement: "The Duke of Edinburgh has undergone a successful hip replacement operation".
Ferguson is the most recent one to pull out, tearing his LCL and forcing him to miss Saturday's main event at UFC 223 in Brooklyn. He was fighting in the 145-lb weight class and will be fighting in the 155-lb weight class.
Currently, they hold 57 per cent together, and it will go down to 46 per cent while SoftBank Vision Fund will hold 21 per cent. SoftBank and GCL's new venture will eventually have a capacity of 4GW and will be implemented in two 2GW phases.
In the second half, Stoke remained resolute in their defending and were only exposed on few occasions on the counter-attack. Arsenal's 3-0 win over Stoke made it four wins in a row for the Gunners for the first time since October of previous year .
The Trump administration popularised the term Indo-Pacific instead of Asia-Pacific to corner China in its own backyard. The India-US-Japan trilateral dialogue was started in 2011 when Hillary Clinton was the US secretary of state.
The service will be integrated into a "re-imagined" version of the ESPN app , Disney says in a note with more details on content. On the MLB front, there'll be an ESPN + MLB game every day throughout the regular season, for a total of more than 180 games.
For those unaware, the OLED screen of the iPhone X also bends inward from the bottom but is not visible to the human eye. It is rumored to be working on iPhones with curved screens and controls that work with just the wag of a finger.
The specific connection between the galactic elements and gravity forces defined the shape of Milky Way, which is a spiral galaxy. But when black holes mate with a low mass star, the marriage emits X-ray bursts that are weaker, but consistent and detectable.
As for Watson, who needed only eight putts on the nine holes, he joked, "That was the Watson of old". "I mean what a day". Gary Nicklaus Jr, 15, was caddying for his grandfather in the traditional Par 3 Tournament on the eve of the Masters .
Charlotte Nichols, who attended the Jewdas Seder said Corbyn should be "commended" for his presence at the event not attacked. Jewdas has accused mainstream Jewish organisations of maliciously and cynically manipulating the...
Fortnite vending machine location guide
Fortnite has experienced a meteoric rise in popularity not unlike PlayerUnknown's Battlegrounds , its most direct competition. One challenge that has left players scratching their heads this week is to find hidden gnomes in various named locations .
Man guns down suspect in police presence
A 32-year-old man has been charged with multiple offenses after attempting to evade police during a traffic stop. Once Avery was taken into custody, officers discovered Avery also had a putty knife in his right hand.
Last Eastern Ghouta rebels 'poised to surrender'
The rebels have been negotiating with Russian Federation , a key ally of Mr Assad, for days on an agreement to evacuate Douma. Pope Francis called yesterday for an end to "carnage" in Syria and "reconciliation" in the Middle East in his Easter message.
What makes Nokia 7 Plus unique? All you need to know
The phone is made for selfie-takers, as it features a 16-megapixel selfie camera with Carl Zeiss optics and 1080p video recording. HMD Global is all set to launch its three new phones in India today- Nokia 8 Sirocco , Nokia 7 Plus and Nokia 6 (2018 ).
NYSE sets Spotify reference price at $132
Investors will most likely weigh the company's potential for growth, considering its 12-year streak of failing to turn a profit. In a recent regulatory filing, Spotify said that it had 159 million monthly users including 71 million paying subscribers.
Four US marines die in southern California helicopter crash
A CH-53E Super Stallion, used mainly for heavy lifting of military equipment, comes down near El Centro, close to Mexico's border. The names of the crewmembers will be withheld until 24 hours after their relatives are notified, the Miramar base said.
Winter weather headed for region
Fog, strong winds, rain and even thunderstorms are in the forecast on this Wednesday , according to the National Weather Service . High and low temperatures of the month were 87 degrees on Saturday , March 17, and 32 degrees on Wednesday , March 14.
Isle Of Wight Council's Gender Pay Gap Revealed
And she applauded efforts by TSB to help women return to the workplace after taking time out for children or other care duties. Over half of women (51 per cent) who have a bank account are likely to switch their bank, compared to 37 per cent of men.
United Nations launches $3B Yemen appeal
The funding appeal came a day after several children were among those killed in a strike on the rebel-held port of Hodeida. Riyadh has repeatedly accused the Houthis of acting as a proxy force for Shia Iran, Saudi Arabia's arch-foe in the region.