Open

Coming up

Don't miss

Replay


LATEST SHOWS

MEDIAWATCH

#IceBucketChallenge and hashtag activism

Read more

DEBATE

Pakistan's Political Turmoil: Can Imran Khan's PTI Party Depose the Government? (part 2)

Read more

DEBATE

Pakistan's Political Turmoil: Can Imran Khan's PTI Party Depose the Government?

Read more

WEB NEWS

Web users taking on the "Ice Bucket Challenge" to fight ALS

Read more

FOCUS

Israel's minorities and military service

Read more

ENCORE!

Montreal Stories

Read more

DEBATE

Racism, riots and police violence: USA under scrutiny (part 2)

Read more

DEBATE

Racism, riots and police violence: USA under scrutiny

Read more

THE INTERVIEW

Guillaume Foliot, Deputy Director, World Food Programme in Burma

Read more

  • IS militants ‘behead’ missing US journalist in gruesome video

    Read more

  • Deadly airstrikes hit Gaza as ceasefire with Israel collapses

    Read more

  • Suspected Ebola cases in Austria, new drug raises hopes

    Read more

  • WWII anniversary highlights best - and worst - of Paris police

    Read more

  • Tentative peace in Ferguson despite second fatal shooting

    Read more

  • Headscarf at the beach sparks French MEP’s fury

    Read more

  • Iraqi army clashes with militants in Tikrit after retaking key dam

    Read more

  • Police come under 'heavy gunfire' in Ferguson, Missouri

    Read more

  • Video: Life in under-siege Donetsk

    Read more

  • Racism, riots and police violence: USA under scrutiny

    Read more

  • ‘Let it be’: Londoners sick of Abbey Road tourists

    Read more

  • Australia to free children from immigration detention centres

    Read more

  • Nicaraguan army deployed to guard sea turtle nests

    Read more

Europe

France to extradite Noriega to Panama

Text by News Wires

Latest update : 2011-08-03

French authorities have agreed to extradite former strongman Manuel Noriega (pictured) to his native Panama, his lawyer said on Tuesday, adding that French Prime Minister François Fillon had signed the extradition deal on July 6.

AFP - A lawyer for former Panamanian strongman Manuel Noriega says French authorities have agreed to extradite him to his native Panama.

Yves Leberquier said Tuesday that French Prime Minister Francois Fillon signed the extradition on July 6 and that Noriega was notified last week.

It was not immediately clear when Noriega would be sent home.

Noriega was imprisoned in the U.S. for two decades after being deposed in a 1989 U.S. invasion. He was sent from Florida to France last year to face money laundering charges, where he was sentenced to 7 years in prison.

A Panamanian court has convicted Noriega -- military dictator from 1983 to 1989 -- in the death of a military commander. He faces 20 years in jail in the case.
 

 

Date created : 2011-08-02

  • PANAMA-FRANCE

    Ex-dictator Noriega's extradition to Panama imminent

    Read more

  • FRANCE

    Paris court sentences ex-dictator Noriega to seven years in jail

    Read more

  • JUSTICE

    French court set to rule in Noriega money laundering trial

    Read more

COMMENT(S)