BRUSSELS – A Belgian courtroom has rejected a Spanish request for the extradition of three Catalan separatist leaders.
The courtroom ruling was the newest in a collection of authorized disputes between Spain and Belgium, the place former Catalan President Carles Puigdemont and 5 others took refuge final 12 months fearing they might face imprisonment at dwelling.
The prosecutor’s workplace stated in a press release that the courtroom rejected the extradition request for the three as a result of there have been no corresponding Spanish arrest orders. Prosecutors say that Spain cannot attraction the choice.
Puigdemont is now in Germany preventing extradition to Spain, the place he’s wished for allegedly utilizing public funds and orchestrating an “rebellion” to get the rich northeastern area round Barcelona to interrupt away from Spain.