The regional government claimed that 90% of those who voted (estimated at 43% of the population) were in favour of independence - but Spain's constitutional court later ruled the vote illegal.
Puigdemont was recently in Finland, where he attended meetings at the Finnish parliament and gave a talk on Friday at Helsinki University.
Spanish and German press said Sunday that the Catalan leader was being held at a police station in the German northern town of Schuby.
Issuing an global arrest warrant for Puigdemont on Friday, Judge Pablo Llarena accused the ousted Catalan leader of organising the independence referendum in October past year despite a ban from Madrid and "grave risk of violent incidents".
Puigdemont's detention puts his fate in the hands of German courts, which will have to decide whether to pass him to Spanish authorities to face charges of "rebellion and misuse of public funds".
The Spanish prosecutor's office said on Sunday it was working closely with counterparts in Germany and EU agency Eurojust to provide all of the information needed to make the European arrest warrant for Puigdemont effective.
Mr Puigdemont was detained while travelling from Finland back to Belgium, where he has been living since October.
Ousted Catalan leader Carles Puigdemont, centre, walks in the park with elected Catalan lawmakers of his Together for Catalonia party in Brussels on Friday, Jan. 12, 2018.
Accusation of Putin role in poisoning is shocking Capitol Building after meeting with members of the Senate Judiciary Committee in Washington, U.S., June 21, 2017. Trump told reporters on Thursday that "it certainly looks like" Russian Federation was behind the attack.
Polls show Catalans are nearly evenly divided on the issue of independence but the vast majority back holding a legal referendum to settle the question.
Puigdemont's supporters, however, lamented his capture and said they hoped Germany won't honor Spain's extradition request.
Puigdemont "was arrested today (Sunday) at 11:19 am by Schleswig-Holstein's highway patrol force", a German police spokesman told AFP, adding that the detention was based on a European warrant.
A Spanish Supreme Court judge reactivated an worldwide arrest warrant for Puigdemont on Friday when he was visiting Finland.
In Barcelona, riot police shoved and struck protesters with batons to keep an angry crowd from advancing on the office of the Spanish government's representative.
German police said they arrested Puigdemont in the northern state of Schleswig-Holstein on the arrest warrant, which was issued by Spain.
We recall that the Supreme Court of Spain issued a European arrest warrant for the former chairman of the Catalan government and four other politicians who left Spain.
He said only that Puigdemont, the former Catalan regional president, had been en route to Belgium where he has been living in self-imposed exile since late past year. She had moved to Scotland from Belgium earlier this month.
The Tigers also needed a productive game from Elijah Thomas but he finished with four points and eight rebounds in 27 minutes. The teams went back and forth, trading alley-oop dunks and three-pointers until the end-game played out with 21 seconds left.
The agreement must be approved by EU leaders meeting at the European Council summit on the 22nd and 23rd of this month. However, he described the agreements as a "decisive" moment for efforts to avoid Britain crashing out without a deal.
Tamimi's family says she was upset because a 15-year-old cousin had earlier been seriously wounded in clashes with Israeli troops. She can be the megaphone of the hundreds of Palestinian children who remain locked up with little attention paid to them.
On February 14, 2018, a gunman walked into Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School . "Parkland was more of a call to action for me". The March for Our Lives is expected to set off from Central Park West and 72 Street at 10 a.m. on Saturday, March 24.
The practice, according to the White House's estimate , is costing US companies $30 billion a year in intellectual property loss. The United States Chamber of Commerce and 44 other associations are urging President Donald J.
The immediate consequences of these personnel changes will be most visible in the administration's approach towards North Korea . As recently as last month, he was arguing that the US had a legal basis to attack North Korea in a Wall Street Journal op-ed.
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But she claimed Trump kissed her "very aggressively" and grabbed her breast, and became angry when she rebuffed him. Maria Glover, a law professor at Georgetown University, said that the decision will nearly certainly go to appeal.
Barring a setback in shoot-around or pregame warmups Friday, Curry will return to the starting lineup against the Hawks . Maybe he should have knocked harder. "So I feel very bad for the fact that I was a part of (the injury)".
Lazada founder Max Bittner, who has served as CEO since 2012, will take on the role of senior advisor to Alibaba. The statement didn't specify how much of the company Alibaba will own after the latest investment.
Ibrahimovic will share playing time up front with Ola Kamara , the Norwegian striker acquired from Columbus in January. The club announced their new signing on Twitter with a video in which Ibrahimovic was wearing his new team's jersey.
Bajin specialises in staying positive and fighting for every point, which is Osaka's primary motive to making her game effective. And for Kasatkina, she was riding high off of wins over Caroline Wozniacki , Angelique Kerber, and Venus Williams .
The Patriots sent a fifth-round pick to the Raiders for Patterson and a sixth-round pick, NFL Media's Ian Rapoport reported. Patterson spent one year in Oakland after playing four seasons in Minnesota.
On Thursday, the No. 7 Nevada Wolf Pack take on the No. 11 Loyola-Chicago Ramblers in the Sweet 16 of the 2018 NCAA Tournament . But she has the Ramblers losing in the Sweet 16. which means now they have to prove their biggest fan wrong.
They are all citizens and residents of Iran and, because the U.S. has no extradition agreement, are unlikely to ever stand trial. The campaign took place from 2013 to 2017 and targeted over 100,000 university professors around the world with phishing links.
Several separatist leaders, including former Catalan vice-president Oriol Junqueras, have been in custody since previous year . Some members of the crowd burned pictures of the Supreme Court judge Pablo Llarena and of Spain's King Felipe.
Of all the differences between his old home and his new home, Daxter Miles Jr. chose the one with the easiest metaphor. Clemson's season scoring leader , Marcquise Reed, didn't make his first basket until a minute was left in the half.
The $1.3 trillion measure incorporates all twelve annual Appropriations bills for Fiscal Year 2018 (i.e., current year). Leahy said. "We wanted to include DACA and include them in this bill...[but] the Democrats would not do it".
If the team is satisfied with that assessment and Curry avoids setbacks this week, he should be able to face the Hawks on Friday. Curry will have two full days of practice and a shootaround before Friday's game.
Live footage from March 21 shows MPs hastily exiting the chamber as smoke billows out, apparently from multiple tear gas bombs. Kosovo opposition politicians release tear gas in parliament to obstruct a session in Pristina, Kosovo March 21, 2018 .
Over half of the Dapchi schoolgirls abducted by Book Haram last month have been freed, reports the Nigerian government. Only 107 of the Chibok girls have been rescued or returned amid ongoing government negotiation with Boko Haram .
It has always been our belief that the Pennsylvania Supreme Court acted in the best interest of the citizens of our commonwealth. The Supreme Court announced, "the application for stay presented to Justice Alito and by him referred to the Court is denied".
The southern parts of the area will most likely see the most snow, with one to three inches expected south of the turnpike. An impending storm system will bring a mix of snow, rain and freezing rain to the area by Tuesday morning.