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Spain declines extradition of former Catalan leader from Germany

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Spain declines extradition of former Catalan leader from Germany

Spain declines extradition of former Catalan leader from Germany
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MADRID (Reuters) - Spain's Supreme Court said on Thursday it had decided to decline the extradition of former Catalan regional leader Carles Puigdemont from Germany on the charge of misuse of public funds linked to his organisation of a banned referendum on independence.

A German court ruled one week ago that Puigdemont could be extradited for alleged misuse of public funds but it rejected a request to send him back to answer a more serious charge of rebellion.

(Reporting By Sonya Dowsett; Editing by Isla Binnie)

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