Category: Germany

7th Nov 2019

Turkey’s Interior Ministry accuses INTERPOL of rejecting 646 Red Notices

Turkey’s Deputy Interior Minister İsmail Çatakli this week criticised INTERPOL for rejecting 646 Red Notice requests made by Turkey, since the failed coup attempt of 2016. The allegation was first reported by state-run news agency Anadolu.  Deputy Minister Çatakli accused INTERPOL of “cherry-pick[ing] requests” and of failing to support Tukey in the fight against terror. […]

7th Jul 2018

German court authorises extradition of Catalan leader Carles Puigdemont to Spain

Today, the German High Court, decided that Carles Puigdemont could be extradited to Spain on charges of embezzlement of public funds but not on the charge of ‘rebellion’. In the European Arrest Warrant, the Spanish judicial authority had requested Mr Puigdemont be extradited to face trial on charges of ‘rebellion.’ However, the German High Court […]

4th Jun 2018

Formal request for the extradition of Carles Puigdemont

On the 1st June, German prosecutors formally applied to the higher regional court in Germany for the extradition of Catalan leader Carles Puigdemont. German prosecutors want Puigdemont returned to Spain to face charges related to his role in the Catalan independence movement, last year. The formal request comes one month after German prosecutors failed to […]

23rd May 2018

Germany begin planning to extradite Carles Puigdemont

On Tuesday, German prosecutors reported that they were going to apply to extradite Puigdemont to Spain, but a German court has said they will not imprison him whilst the extradition process is being carried out. Puigdemont initially travelled to Belgium, from Spain, after Catalonia failed to gain independence from the state of Spain, last October. […]

4th Apr 2018

Turkey requests Red Notice for journalist it accuses of espionage

A Turkish court has issued an arrest warrant and requested an Interpol Red Notice for Turkish journalist Can Dündar, who is currently exiled in Germany and is wanted by Turkey on charges of espionage. He was arrested in Turkey in November 2015 in relation to a report he wrote for the newspaper Cumhuriyet concerning allegations […]

20th Jan 2018

Extradition requests for Catalan separatists are dropped

On 19th July 2018, a Spanish Supreme Court judge dropped extradition requests for six politicians who were wanted in order to face criminal charges for their roles in promoting Catalan independence. The six politicians who are no longer being requested for extradition are: former Catalan regional president Carles Puigdemont, Professor Clara Ponsatí, Mr Antoni Comín, […]

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