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US hearing adjourned for former President of Panama

Friday, August 4, 2017

Ex-Panama President Ricardo Martinelli (2009-2014) dressed in a prison jump suit and wearing leg irons and handcuffs shuffled into a Miami Court room on Thursday, to listen to lawyers argue before a Federal judge over a Panama Supreme Court request for his extradition to face political espionage charges.

At the end of the hearing, he was returned to the cell he shares with a Haitian detainee. His lawyers argued that the United States cannot legally return him, claiming flimsy evidence and flaws in an extradition treaty.

Source: Newsroom Panama