Extradition

Newly appointed Catalan president Quim Torra, right, holds a yellow ribbon in support of Catalonian politicians who have been jailed on charges of sedition, at the end of a parliamentary vote session in Barcelona, Spain, Monday, May 14, 2018. Catalan lawmakers have ended a half-year power vacuum by electing in a close vote secession enthusiast Quim Torra as the new regional chief, a controversial figure for the unionist opposition. (AP Photo/Manu Fernandez)
May 16, 2018 - 7:43 am
BRUSSELS (AP) — A Belgian court has rejected a Spanish request for the extradition of three Catalan separatist leaders. The court ruling was the latest in a series of legal disputes between Spain and Belgium, where former Catalan President Carles Puigdemont and five others took refuge last year...
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FILE - In this Jan. 19, 2017 file photo Martin Winterkorn, former CEO of the German car manufacturer 'Volkswagen', arrives for a questioning at an investigation committee of the German federal parliament in Berlin, Germany. VW spokesman Michael Brendel says the German automaker’s supervisory board is checking whether it can demand damage claims from former VW CEO Martin Winterkorn in connection with the company's diesel emissions cheating scandal. German newspaper Frankfurter Allgemeine Sonntagszeitung reported Sunday May 6, 2018 that Winterkorn could stand to lose his entire property in connection with the company’s investigation. (AP Photo/Michael Sohn, file)
May 06, 2018 - 11:14 am
BERLIN (AP) — Former Volkswagen CEO Martin Winterkorn may never see the inside of a courtroom in the United States in connection with the company's diesel emissions scandal. But his legal troubles are far from over. A VW spokesman says the German automaker's supervisory board is checking whether it...
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FILE - This file photo provided by the South Padre Island Police Department shows Lois Riess, of Blooming Prairie, Minn., who was arrested by federal deputy marshals April 19, 2018, at a restaurant in South Padre Island, Texas in connection with the killings of two people in separate states, including her husband. Riess will attend an extradition hearing Monday, April 23, 2018, to send her to Florida. (South Padre Island Police Department via AP, File)
April 23, 2018 - 7:49 pm
BROWNSVILLE, Texas (AP) — It will be first come, first served for two states wanting to take custody of a Minnesota woman who is suspected in two killings, a Texas judge ruled Monday. Lois Riess waived extradition before the judge in Brownsville, Texas. The 56-year-old fugitive was the subject of a...
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Former Catalan leader Carles Puigdemont leaves a news conference in Berlin, Germany, Saturday, April 7, 2018. Puigdemont was released on bail from the prison in Neumuenster, northern Germany, Friday. He was detained by German police March 25 after crossing the border from Denmark. Spain is seeking his extradition for rebellion and misuse of public funds in organizing an unauthorized referendum last year on Catalonia's independence from Spain. (Britta Pedersen/dpa via AP)
April 07, 2018 - 8:33 am
BERLIN (AP) — Fugitive former Catalan leader Carles Puigdemont on Saturday made a renewed call for Spanish authorities to open negotiations over Catalonia's secession claim, a day after he was released from a German prison. Puigdemont told reporters that he hoped a German court's decision not to...
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Former Catalan leader Carles Puigdemont smiles when giving a press statement after he was released on bail from the prison in Neumuenster, northern Germany, Friday, April 6, 2018. (Carsten Rehder /dpa via AP)
April 06, 2018 - 8:59 am
NEUMUENSTER, Germany (AP) — Former Catalan leader Carles Puigdemont walked out of a German prison Friday after posting 75,000 euros ($92,000) bail, demanding that Spanish authorities release fellow Catalan separatists and open a dialogue on his region's future. Puigdemont was detained by German...
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Journalist stand outside the prison in Neumuenster, northern Germany, Friday, April 6, 2018 where former Catalonian leader Carles Puigdemont is expected to be released on bail later the day after he was detained in March. (Carsten Rehder/dpa via AP)
April 06, 2018 - 8:07 am
NEUMUENSTER, Germany (AP) — The Latest on the Catalonia crisis (all times local): 2:05 p.m. The Spanish government denies it is hounding Carles Puigdemont, after a German court decided to release the former Catalan leader on bail pending a decision on his possible extradition to Spain. Government...
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FILE - In this Jan. 12, 2018 file photo ousted Catalan leader Carles Puigdemont, center, stands with elected Catalan lawmakers of his Together for Catalonia party at a park in Brussels. A German court ruled Thursday, April 5, 2018 that Carles Puigdemont can be released on bail pending a decision on his extradition to Spain, ruling that the most serious charge against him isn’t punishable under German law. (AP Photo/Virginia Mayo, file)
April 05, 2018 - 3:00 pm
MADRID (AP) — The Latest on Catalonia's political struggle with Spain (all times local): 8:50 p.m. A court official in Germany says that former Catalan leader Carles Puigdemont's release from prison is conditioned on his remaining in Germany while extradition proceedings continue and reporting to...
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Former Catalan Minister Professor Clara Ponsati who is facing extradition to Spain attends a police station In Edinburgh, with her lawyer Aamer Anwar on Wednesday March 28, 2018. Professor Ponsati was serving in the Catalan government when it declared independence from Spain in October and being sought by the authorities in Madrid . (Jane Barlow/PA via AP)
March 28, 2018 - 6:34 am
MADRID (AP) — The Latest on Catalonia's political struggle with Spain (all times local): 12:30 p.m. A former Catalan minister facing extradition to Spain on charges of rebellion has turned herself in to authorities in Scotland. Clara Ponsati, Catalonia's former education chief, is preparing a "...
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FILE - In this Dec. 21, 2017 file photo ousted Catalan leader Carles Puigdemont takes the podium at a gathering to watch the election results for Spain's Catalonia region at the Square Meeting Center in Brussels. The lawyer for fugitive former Catalan leader Carles Puigdemont says that he is being held by German police. Jaume Alonso-Cuevillas has confirmed to The Associated Press that German police stopped Puigdemont on Sunday, March 25, 2018 when he was crossing the border from Denmark. (AP Photo/Virginia Mayo,file)
March 26, 2018 - 8:51 am
NEUMUENSTER, Germany (AP) — Catalonia's former president, Carles Puigdemont, was to be brought before a court in Germany on Monday for an initial hearing on whether he stays in custody, kicking off an extradition process that could take weeks. The closed-doors hearing comes amid heightened tensions...
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Paramedic attend to an injured man during clashes between Catalan Mossos d'Esquadra regional police and pro-independence supporters trying to reach the Spanish government office in Barcelona, Spain, Sunday, March 25, 2018. Grassroots groups both for and against Catalan secession called for protests Sunday in Barcelona after Carles Puigdemont, the fugitive ex-leader of Catalonia and ardent separatist, was arrested Sunday by German police on an international warrant. (AP Photo/Emilio_Morenatti)
March 25, 2018 - 4:35 pm
BARCELONA, Spain (AP) — The Latest on the Catalonia separatist movement and Spain (all times local): 10:20 p.m. The speaker of Catalonia's parliament is calling for a "wide social and democratic front to defend the rights and freedoms" of the region in the wake of former leader Carles Puigdemont's...
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