German govt won’t intervene in Puigdemont case

The German government isn’t commenting on a court decision to release former Catalan leader Carles Puigdemont on bail, stressing that the case is in the hands of the judiciary.
A state court in Schleswig ruled Thursday that Puigdemont can go free on bail pending a decision on whether to extradite him to Spain, and decided that he can’t be extradited on the most serious charge Spain levels against him.
German government spokeswoman Ulrike Demmer said Friday that the question of any intervention by the government in Berlin “doesn’t arise.” She stressed that “the proceedings are in the judiciary’s hands.”
Demmer reiterated the German government’s position that the conflict over Catalonia’s future “must be resolved within the Spanish legal and constitutional order,” supporting the Spanish government’s stance.