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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

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