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Germany: Puigdemont speaks from Berlin following release on bail02:22

Germany: Puigdemont speaks from Berlin following release on bail

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April 7, 2018 at 10:36 GMT -00:00 · Published

Former Catalan President Carles Puigdemont held a press conference in Berlin on Saturday, a day after his release from custody in Neumuenster.

Puigedemont urged the Spanish government to "respect democracy and international treaties", and said that Catalan political activist Jordi Sanchez must be allowed to run for Catalan presidency.

The German state court in Schleswig-Holstein has ruled that Puigdemont could be released on bail pending a decision on possible extradition to Spain, adding that the charges of rebellion do not apply, as the comparable German charge of treason specifies "violence".

Carles Puigdemont has been detained in Germany on a European arrest warrant since March 25.

Germany: Puigdemont speaks from Berlin following release on bail02:22
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Former Catalan President Carles Puigdemont held a press conference in Berlin on Saturday, a day after his release from custody in Neumuenster.

Puigedemont urged the Spanish government to "respect democracy and international treaties", and said that Catalan political activist Jordi Sanchez must be allowed to run for Catalan presidency.

The German state court in Schleswig-Holstein has ruled that Puigdemont could be released on bail pending a decision on possible extradition to Spain, adding that the charges of rebellion do not apply, as the comparable German charge of treason specifies "violence".

Carles Puigdemont has been detained in Germany on a European arrest warrant since March 25.

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