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Saturday, 25 August 2007

US Judge Refuses to Block Noriega Extradition

A U.S. judge has refused to block the extradition of former Panamanian dictator Manuel Noriega to France to face money laundering charges. In Miami, VOA's Brian Wagner reports that Noriega is seeking to return home when his U.S. prison term ends next month.

The federal judge in Miami rejected claims from attorneys for former Panamanian leader Manuel Noriega, who are seeking to block an extradition request from France. The lawyers filed motion in July, arguing that Noriega should be returned to Panama, because he was declared a U.S. "prisoner of war" following his 1992 conviction on drug trafficking charges. More...
George Bush Sr. will never allow Noriega to get out of jail, because Noriega, once free and safely out of the hands of US authorities, will blow the whistle on Operation Black Eagle, the US Government drug running that funded the covert supply to the Nicaraguan Contras and led to the Iran-Contra scandal.