German prosecutors filed a request to a regional court for the extradition of the former regional president of Catalonia, Carles Puigdemont, to Spain to face charges of inciting a rebellion and sedition in connection to the separatist leader's illegal bid to declare Catalonia's independence from the rest of Spain.

Puigdemont has been held in a detention centre in the northern German town of Neumuenster for just over a week after he was arrested after entering the country on March 25.


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