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German court orders Catalan ex-leader's release on bail

German court orders Catalan ex-leader's release on bail

The Schleswig-Holstein court said he could still face corruption charges in Spain, and it has only suspended extradition - not ruled it out.

The German court said the rebellion charge Puigdemont faced in Spain was not a criminal offence in Germany, while the violence component that would justify a high treason charge was also lacking.

Spain's Supreme Court reactivated worldwide arrest warrants last month for Puigdemont and four other Catalan politicians who went into self-imposed exile a year ago.

According to a statement issued by the Court today, "for legal reasons" extradition for rebellion cannot be accepted as it is established by the Spanish Penal Code, because the charges against him would not be punishable in Germany according to the current laws here.

He was arrested after entering Germany on his way back from Finland to Belgium, where he had been living in self-imposed exile after fleeing Spain five months ago.

It has asked for further information on these charges and set bail at €75,000. "It always respects them, whether it likes them or not", a government spokeswoman said.

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Spain had sought Puigdemont's extradition from Germany after a Spanish Supreme Court judge charged the 55 year-old politician with rebellion and misuse of public funds.

The court has been considering what to do about a Spanish extradition request for Mr Puigdemont for more than a week.

The Spanish government was not immediately able to comment.

The official, who spoke under customary anonymity, said "Spanish justice will adopt the appropriate measures in the face of these new circumstances". The German court said it will consider his extradition on that count. He was arrested last month in Germany as he crossed into the country by vehicle.

Sanchez said in a letter from a Madrid jail published Thursday that he was ready to try again to be elected.

He then came under pressure when central authorities urged the regional police to stop the October 1 referendum banned by Spanish courts.

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