A German court has authorised the extradition to Spain of former Catalan leader Carles Puigdemont.
A court in Schleswig-Holstein ruled on Thursday that Puigdemont could be extradited, but only on a charge of misuse of public funds.
A second charge of rebellion did not warrant an extradition from Germany to Spain, the court ruled.
"Extradition on the accusation of misappropriation of public funds is permissible; extradition on the accusation of rebellion is not permissible," the superior regional court of Schleswig-Holstein state said in a statement.
DPA news agency reported a spokesperson said the extradition order for Puigdemont will soon be approved by Schleswig-Holstein's state attorney general.
In a tweet, Puigdemont on Thursday said the ruling signified a defeat of the "main lie sustained by the [Spanish] state", that his role in the referendum amounted to treason.
"We will fight to the end and win!" the tweet said.
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