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)
A million Catalonia residents launch an "autumn of protests" on National Day of Catalonia to demand independence from Spain and release "high-profile" secessionists from jail. 2018-09-11 (Context: 2017-18 Spanish constitutional crisis, Spain)
A German couple is jailed for twelve years each for selling the woman's son to a Spanish pedophile on the dark web, who repeatedly abused him. The couple themselves previously abused the boy and a three-year-old girl, whom they are ordered to pay EUR42,500 in compensation. The Spaniard is sentenced to ten years. 2018-08-7 (Context: Germany, Spain)