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Legal News
12 Dec 2011
by Jaclyn Belczyk

[JURIST] Former Panamanian dictator Manuel Noriega [Al Jazeera profile; JURIST news archive] 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 … [read more]


Legal News
23 Nov 2011
by Jaclyn Belczyk

[JURIST] A French appeals court ruled Wednesday that former Panamanian dictator Manuel Noriega [BBC backgrounder; JURIST news archive] 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]


Legal News
3 Aug 2011
by Maureen Cosgrove

[JURIST] A lawyer for former Panamanian dictator Manuel Noriega [BBC backgrounder; JURIST news archive] announced on Tuesday that French authorities have agreed to extradite him to Panama. French Prime Minister Francois Fillon [official website, in French] reportedly agreed to the extradition agreement [AFP report] on July 6. Noriega faces charges … [read more]


Legal News
4 Oct 2010
by Jaclyn Belczyk

[JURIST] The US Supreme Court [official website; JURIST news archive] opened its October 2010 term Monday by hearing oral arguments [day call, PDF; merit briefs] in Ransom v. MBNA [oral arguments transcript, PDF; JURIST report]. In this case, the court is considering whether, in calculating a debtor's "projected disposable income" … [read more]


Legal News
7 Jul 2010
by Sarah Miley

[JURIST] A Paris criminal court on Wednesday sentenced former Panamanian dictator Manuel Noriega [BBC backgrounder; JURIST news archive] to seven years in jail for money laundering. Noriega, whose trial began last week [JURIST report], was convicted of laundering $3 million in drug profits by purchasing property in Paris. A lawyer … [read more]


Legal News
28 Jun 2010
by Sarah Miley

[JURIST] The trial of former Panamanian dictator Manuel Noriega [BBC backgrounder; JURIST news archive] 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 [JURIST report] to France in April … [read more]


Legal News
28 May 2010
by Sarah Miley

[JURIST] The Paris Court of Appeals [official website] on Friday denied a request by former Panamanian dictator Manuel Noriega [BBC backgrounder; JURIST news archive] 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 … [read more]


Legal News
30 Apr 2010
by Zach Zagger

[JURIST] The French Justice Ministry on Thursday denied a request from former Panamanian military leader Manuel Noriega [BBC backgrounder; JURIST news archive] 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 … [read more]


Legal News
30 Apr 2010
by Zach Zagger

[JURIST] The French Justice Ministry on Thursday denied a request from former Panamanian military leader Manuel Noriega [BBC backgrounder; JURIST news archive] 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 … [read more]


Legal News
29 Apr 2010
by Jaclyn Belczyk

[JURIST] Panamanian President Ricardo Martinelli [official profile, in Spanish] said Wednesday that his government will seek the extradition of former military leader Manuel Noriega [BBC backgrounder; JURIST news archive], currently being held in France on money laundering charges. Noriega faces charges of human rights violations in Panama for crimes … [read more]


Legal News
29 Apr 2010
by Jaclyn Belczyk

[JURIST] Panamanian President Ricardo Martinelli [official profile, in Spanish] said Wednesday that his government will seek the extradition of former military leader Manuel Noriega [BBC backgrounder; JURIST news archive], currently being held in France on money laundering charges. Noriega faces charges of human rights violations in Panama for crimes allegedly … [read more]


Legal News
27 Apr 2010
by Jaclyn Belczyk

[JURIST] A French judge ruled Tuesday that former Panamanian military leader Manuel Noriega [BBC backgrounder; JURIST news archive] must remain in custody until his trial on money laundering charges. Noriega arrived in France Tuesday morning after being extradited [JURIST report] from the US, where he had served a 17-year … [read more]


Legal News
27 Apr 2010
by Jaclyn Belczyk

[JURIST] A French judge ruled Tuesday that former Panamanian military leader Manuel Noriega [BBC backgrounder; JURIST news archive] must remain in custody until his trial on money laundering charges. Noriega arrived in France Tuesday morning after being extradited [JURIST report] from the US, where he had served a 17-year sentence … [read more]


Legal News
27 Apr 2010
by Jaclyn Belczyk

[JURIST] Former Panamanian military leader Manuel Noriega [BBC backgrounder; JURIST news archive] arrived in France Tuesday to face money laundering charges after being extradited from the US. US Secretary of State Hillary Clinton [official profile] signed a surrender warrant Monday after a federal judge lifted the stay [JURIST report] blocking … [read more]


Legal News
27 Apr 2010
by Jaclyn Belczyk

[JURIST] Former Panamanian military leader Manuel Noriega [BBC backgrounder; JURIST news archive] arrived in France Tuesday to face money laundering charges after being extradited from the US. US Secretary of State Hillary Clinton [official profile] signed a surrender warrant Monday after a federal judge lifted the stay [JURIST report] blocking … [read more]


Legal News
25 Mar 2010
by Erin Bock

[JURIST] A judge for the US District Court for the Southern District of Florida [official website] on Wednesday lifted the stay [order, PDF] blocking the extradition of former Panamanian military leader Manuel Noriega [BBC backgrounder; JURIST news archive] to France, where he is wanted on money laundering charges. This latest … [read more]


Legal News
22 Mar 2010
by Michael Kraemer

[JURIST]] The US Supreme Court [official website; JURIST news archive] on Monday declined to reconsider [order list, PDF] a petition filed by former Panamanian military leader General Manuel Noriega [BBC backgrounder, JURIST news archive] to stop his extradition to France on money laundering charges. Noriega's lawyers filed the petition last … [read more]


Legal News
19 Feb 2010
by Zach Zagger

[JURIST] Lawyers for former Panamanian military leader Manuel Noriega [BBC backgrounder, JURIST news archive] filed a petition [text, PDF] with the US Supreme Court [official website] Friday seeking to block his extradition to France. Noriega is relying on the dissenting opinion by Justice Clarence Thomas in the court's January decision … [read more]


Professional Commentary
2 Feb 2010

Jon May [Attorney, Law Offices of May and Cohen PA]: "On Monday, January 25, 2010, the Supreme Court denied General Manuel Noriega's petition for certiorari review. But the case before the Court is hardly at an end. Counsel for General Noriega will file a petition for rehearing on February 19, … [read more]


Legal News
25 Jan 2010
by Andrew Morgan

[JURIST] The US Supreme Court [official website; JURIST news archive] on Monday declined to hear [order list, PDF] an appeal brought by former Panamanian military leader Manuel Noriega [BBC backgrounder, JURIST news archive] challenging a lower court ruling denying his habeas corpus petition and authorizing his extradition to France on … [read more]

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