A protester holds a poster of Catalonia's former president Carles Puigdemont reading "Our president" during a demonstration calling for his release outside the Barcelona-Sants train station on March 27, 2018. - Josep Lago, AFP
3 April 2018: German prosecutors decided on Tuesday to apply to a regional court for the extradition of former Catalan president Carles Puigdemont who faces charges of rebellion in Spain over the region's campaign for independence.
Puigdemont has been held in a detention centre in the northern German town of Neumuenster for just over a week after he was arrested in Germany on March 25.
Prosecutors in the state of Schleswig-Holstein said in a statement the accusation of rebellion included carrying out an anti-constitutional referendum even though violent clashes could be expected.