He was travelling by vehicle through Germany at the time, from Finland to Belgium, where he has lived since fleeing Spanish justice past year.
Puigdemont, granted bail after German judges ruled he could not be extradited on charges of "rebellion" brought by Spain, thanked prison staff as he emerged to cheers and people waving Catalan flags. "But only after the end of the proceedings here in Germany, not before", he said at Saturday's press conference.
The speaker of Catalonia's regional parliament has again put forward a jailed separatist activist to be elected as the northeast Spanish region's new leader.
Mr. Puigdemont, " fifty five, told reporters he would remain in Berlin until his extradition case is concluded.
Mr Puigdemont, who fled Spain five months ago for Belgium after his administration's declaration of independence from Spain led to Madrid taking direct control of the regional government, was arrested last month on a Spanish-issued warrant as he entered Germany.
A demonstration against his still-possible extradition to Spain was also planned in the northern town of Neumuenster, where Puigdemont had been held following his arrest on March 25.
TRT World spoke with Barcelona-based journalist Marah Rayan for more details.
Jail looms large for Brazil's Lula over graft
Workers' Party leaders promised demonstrations, including vigils that would be organised nationwide beginning on Friday. Temer took power in 2016 after da Silva's successor and protege, Dilma Rousseff, was impeached and ousted from office.
He also called on the Spanish government to "respect democracy" and worldwide treaties in its treatment of the region and its politicians.
Misuse of public funds carries a sentence of around eight years at Spain, while a rebellion sentence can hit 30 years.
Germany's justice minister has applauded a court's decision to free Puigdemont on bail, two weeks after his arrest in Germany.
The court said Thursday that Puigdemont can't be extradited on the main charge Spain is leveling against him, that of rebellion, because the comparable German charge of treason specifies "violence".
German Justice Minister Katarina Barley welcomed Thursday's court ruling, telling the Sueddeutsche Zeitung newspaper it was "absolutely right". Puigdemont can still be extradited on the less serious charge of misuse of funds.
Spain would now have to prove that Puigdemont was guilty of misusing public funds, she said, adding "That won't be easy".
Epic Games has announced that they'll be slowing down their Fortnite patch schedule to once every two weeks to improve bug fixing. They then sell items at that specific rarity-one for each material type ( wood , stone, and metal).
The move is the latest effort to scrap immigration policies created in the final two years of Barack Obama's administration. US officials said it was unclear how many women would be affected by the new policy .
Pakistan had brokered the first round of direct talks between the fragile Afghan government and Taliban in Islamabad in July 2015. It was during his meeting with Janjua that Ghani invited Abbasi to Kabul to "initiate a state-to-state comprehensive dialogue".
With the outcome known, el-Sissi's focus will be on keeping voter turnout high enough to show citizens support his rule. Hours before polls closed on Wednesday, the country's electoral authority extended the vote by one hour.
It wasn't the most talented team I've had here in four years but it was the best team and we just loved being around each other. The other game will see Big Ten champion Notre Dame and Blackhawks defenseman prospect Dennis Gilbert take on MI .
Joel Embiid will be sidelined for at least the 76ers' next two games because of what the team is calling a facial contusion. Embiid is the Sixers' leader in points, rebounds and blocks, averaging 22.9 points, 11 boards and 1.8 blocks per game.
About 100 teachers from Tulsa also continued a 110-mile walk to the capitol on Thursday after beginning the trek the day before. Those measures are expected to generate additional dollars that can be directed toward education.
The Celtics now have to play knowing that Kyrie is out for the season, which can't make his teammates feel good right about now. The Celtics said Thursday that the fracture in Irving's patella has completely healed and the knee remains structurally sound.
He will reportedly work his way back into coaching the Cavaliers beginning Friday against the New Orleans Pelicans . Jeff Green averages 10.7 points per contest while Jordan Clarkson (14.1 points) will slot into a backcourt role.
Dictator Kim Jong-un goes pop as Korean tensions thaw
The song previously closed an inter-Korean art performance in September 2002 and Samjiyon's performance in Seoul in February. Members of Red Velvet , one of South Korea's top K-pop groups, sang their hits " Bad Boy " and " Red Flavor ".
Nokia 6 2018 launched in India
The cameras on the Nokia 8 Sirocco are tuned by Zeiss Optics, an old partner for Nokia phones as far as cameras are concerned. The device will be up for pre-order from 20 April via Amazon , Nokia online mobile shop and offline stores across country.
N. Korea on agenda of Trump-Abe meeting
The White House is opening the gates for its biggest social event of the year, the annual Easter Egg Roll . After se statements, White House lowered possibility of an imminent announcement about a meeting.
Yankee Stadium is filled with snow, home opener postponed
Blue Jays center fielder Kevin Pillar was 3-for-4 Sunday and is the only Blue Jays player to hit in all four games this season. Tuesday. "Any sports team, especially baseball , I think you just want to play", White Sox manager Rick Renteria said.