Skip to comments.(Former Panamanian Dictator) Noriega's Lawyers To Challenge French Extradition
Posted on 07/23/2007 7:57:10 AM PDT by DogByte6RER
Jul 23, 2007 7:57 am US/Eastern
Noriega's Lawyers To Challenge French Extradition
(CBS4) MIAMI Lawyers for former Panamanian dictator Manual Noriega will challenge a new French extradition request in a Miami courtroom Monday on the grounds that it violates his rights as a prisoner of war.
Noriega is currently behind bars in southwest Miami-Dade County. In 1992, he was convicted of protecting Colombian cocaine shipments through Panama into the U.S. during the 1980s. Federal prosecutors want to have Noriega extradited to France to face trial after the U.S. drug trafficking sentence he is serving ends in September.
Noriega is charged in France with using money from illegal drug trafficking to make financial transactions.
Noriega had previously been declared by a judge to be a prisoner of war, and therefore governed by the Geneva Convention. His attorneys say that means he must be returned to his country immediately after serving his sentence.
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Related news article:
“Feds: Deport Noriega To France After US Release - Noriega’s Attorney Says He’ll Fight That Effort”
Noriega’s inmate and release date info:
pull the pin and flip a pineapple into his room....
Man, 15 years sure goes by fast doesn’t it?
Wow! I get offers from this guy’s Secretary of the Secretary of the Interior’s nephew’s son all the time to transfer money out of the country. Small world.