Former Catalan leader Carles Puigdemont

A COURT in Germany has decided to extradite Carles Puigdemont to Spain to face charges of misuse of public funds.

Back in March of this year, the pro-independence leader was arrested on the Denmark-Germany border but the German court rejected a charge of rebellion. The German state of Schleswig-Holstein later opened a case of embezzlement against Puigdemont – for which he is being extradited for.

Speaking of the rejection of rebellion, the current president of the Generalitat, Quim Torra, took to social media to say it seems to be ‘great news’, he added ‘it shows, again, the deceit and lies of the judicial cause that should never have started.’

The Spanish Supreme Court requested in early June that Puigdemont should be extradited to Spain to face charges.

Puigdemont has been in exile since the illegal referendum on Catalan independence in 2017.

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