Federal prosecutors in
Germany apply in a Schleswig-Holstein court for the extradition of Carles Puigdemont to Spain, arguing that the treason charges are valid according to German law, because, according to the prosecutors, "the violence in Catalonia on election day can be attributed to the wanted individual".
The former Catalan leader is wanted in Spain on charges of rebellion and misuse of public funds.
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German prosecutor requests permission to extradite Carles Puigdemont to Spain. Puigdemont is in preventive detention in Germany since his March 25 arrest under a European Arrest Warrant on the grounds of risk of absconcion. 2018-04-3 (Context: 2017-18 Spanish constitutional crisis, Germany, Puigdemont, Spain)
Catalonia's ex-President Carles Puigdemont is detained in Germany. 2018-03-25 (Context: 2017-18 Spanish constitutional crisis, Germany, Puigdemont)
Carles Puigdemont, ex-President of Catalonia, travels to Denmark while Spanish Attorney General requests the European Arrest Warrant. The Speaker of the Catalan Parliament appoints Puigdemont to be invested as President. Spain's Supreme Court refuses to reactivate the arrest warrant. 2018-01-22 (Context: 2017-18 Spanish constitutional crisis, Puigdemont, Spain)
The Supreme Court of Spain suspends from public office the deputies to the Parliament of Catalonia prosecuted for rebellion (Romeva, Turull, Rull, Sanchez, Junqueras, Puigdemont). The pre-trial phase is finished. 2018-07-10 (Context: 2017-18 Spanish constitutional crisis, Puigdemont)
Quim Torra is sworn in as the 131st President of the Generalitat of Catalonia, 200 days after the cessation of the government of Puigdemont and the direct rule. He does not swear on the Constitution and the Statute of Autonomy, but rather on "the will of the people of Catalonia". 2018-05-17 (Context: 2017-18 Spanish constitutional crisis, Puigdemont)