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alp227 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Nov-23-11 09:21 PM
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Manuel Noriega set to return home
Source: The Guardian

Over 20 years after he was toppled during a US invasion, Panama's former dictator, Manuel Noriega, is set to return home, after a French court agreed he could be extradited to serve time for murder and corruption.

Panamanian human rights activists have long demanded that Noriega, who last set foot in his country in 1990, be returned to Panama to face jail for crimes committed during his notorious 1983-1989 regime.

On Wednesday a French court paved the way for an imminent repatriation, ruling that Noriega could be extradited pending the green light from the country's prime minister Franois Fillon. The decision followed an official extradition request in July this year and the consent of authorities in Washington, needed because Noriega had originally been sent to France from the United States.

Now 77, Noriega faces two 20-year jail terms in Panama, although because of his age he could be allowed to serve the time under house arrest.

Read more: http://www.guardian.co.uk/world/2011/nov/24/manuel-nori...
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Sarah Ibarruri Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Nov-23-11 09:22 PM
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1. And let's not forget that Noriega took over because the U.S. did regime change in Panama! nt
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Taverner Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Nov-23-11 09:49 PM
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3. Exactly
The US took out Omar Torrijos, and we put Noriega in place
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Sarah Ibarruri Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Nov-24-11 09:33 AM
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4. The US: Always working for the 1%. The U.S.: "Regime Change - it's what we do best!" nt
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stevedeshazer Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Nov-23-11 09:24 PM
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2. The Right Wing Blaming Begins in....5...4...3...2...1....
Edited on Wed Nov-23-11 09:25 PM by stevedeshazer
:nuke:

It's Obama's fault.
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UTUSN Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Nov-24-11 12:48 PM
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5. Can Poppy BUSH go with him to stand trial, too?!1 n/t
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