Germany frees Catalan ex-president
4 Former Catalan president Carles Puigdemont called for dialogue with the Spanish government as he left a German prison on bail.
The SchleswigHolstein district court rejected an extradition request on a charge of rebellion for Puigdemont’s role in the campaign for Catalonia’s independence from Spain, but said extradition was possible on a lesser charge of misuse of public funds.
Leaving prison, he called on Madrid to abandon attempts to prosecute separatist leaders and urged it to enter talks. Puigdemont’s release was met with people cheering and waving Catalan flags.