March 24, 2013
by Sarah Steers
On March 24, 2010, the US District Court for the Southern District of Florida revoked a stay of extradition for Manuel Noriega, the former military leader and ruler of Panama. While Noriega was incarcerated in the US, France requested his extradition on charges of money laundering. US Secretary of ...[read more]
November 23, 2012
by Katherine Bacher
On November 23, 2011, a French appeals court ruled that former Panamanian dictator Manuel Noriega could be extradited to Panama, where he would face charges of human rights violations committed during his rule. Noriega had already been convicted of three counts of human rights violations, with ...[read more]
September 5, 2012
by Katherine Bacher
On September 5, 2007, US District Judge William Hoeveler blocked the French extradition of former Panamanian ruler Manuel Noriega. The reason given was to provide Noriega's lawyers time to argue that his rights would not be fully protected in France. Noriega was charged in France with money ...[read more]
December 12, 2011
by Jaclyn Belczyk
Former Panamanian dictator Manuel Noriega was extradited from France to Panama Sunday to face charges of human rights violations for crimes allegedly committed during his 1981-1989 rule. He was already convicted on three counts of human rights violations in absentia, and each count carries a 20- ...[read more]
November 23, 2011
by Jaclyn Belczyk
A French appeals court ruled Wednesday that former Panamanian dictator Manuel Noriega can be extradited to Panama. Noriega faces charges of human rights violations in Panama for crimes allegedly committed during his 1981-1989 rule. He was already convicted on three counts of human rights ...[read more]
August 3, 2011
by Maureen Cosgrove
A lawyer for former Panamanian dictator Manuel Noriega announced on Tuesday that French authorities have agreed to extradite him to Panama. French Prime Minister Francois Fillon reportedly agreed to the extradition agreement on July 6. Noriega faces charges of human rights violations in Panama for ...[read more]
July 7, 2010
by Sarah Miley
A Paris criminal court on Wednesday sentenced former Panamanian dictator Manuel Noriega to seven years in jail for money laundering. Noriega, whose trial began last week, was convicted of laundering $3 million in drug profits by purchasing property in Paris. A lawyer for Noriega stated that the ...[read more]
June 28, 2010
by Sarah Miley
The trial of former Panamanian dictator Manuel Noriega began Monday in a Paris criminal court. Noriega faces money laundering charges in France for allegedly laundering $3 million in drug profits by purchasing property in Paris. He was extradited to France in April by the US, where he had served a ...[read more]
May 28, 2010
by Sarah Miley
The Paris Court of Appeals on Friday denied a request by former Panamanian dictator Manuel Noriega to be released from jail while awaiting his trial next month. Noriega claimed that he is too well-known to be a flight risk and that because of his partial paralysis and poor health, he is not ...[read more]
April 30, 2010
by Zach Zagger
The French Justice Ministry on Thursday denied a request from former Panamanian military leader Manuel Noriega to be treated as a prisoner of war (POW). Noriega currently awaits trial in France on money laundering charges. Justice Ministry spokesperson Guillaume Didier said that Noriega will not ...[read more]

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