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Worse health status of former Panamanian president Manuel Noriega

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    Worse health status of former Panamanian president Manuel Noriega

    Caracas, 21 Mar. AVN. - Former Panamanian military leader Manuel Antonio Noriega, was transferred from the Renacer prison facility where he is being held from December, at St. Thomas Hospital, after his health worsened because of a cold .

    Noriega's defense attorney, Ezra Angel, said the move was made after the prison system director authorizes it, Prensa Latina reported.

    "The situation of great concern because the doctors said that Manuel Antonio Noriega is a prisoner at high risk for clinical status," said Angel.

    On Tuesday, the former head of Panamanian intelligence was evaluated by doctors of Forensic Medicine and private physicians, and subsequently approved mobilization.

    Last February, Noriega was taken to the same health center after suffering a picture of hypertension with possible stroke. On that occasion spent five days in the emergency room because of his deteriorating health.

    Noriega, who served as the de facto power in Panama from 1983 to 1989, have a bad crown and a benign brain tumor, detected in February. For this reason, his lawyers have asked for home confinement.

    Noriega remains in prison in Panama since last December, after being extradited from France, where he was imprisoned for two years. Before he was detained for 20 years in the U.S. after their linkage comprob?rsele nacotr?fico.

    The former dictator, 78 years old, who was ousted in 1989 by a U.S. invasion, faces a sentence of 60 years after being convicted of three cases of disappearance and murder of groups opposed to his government. The doctor Hugo Spadafora, who revealed the alleged involvement of Noriega's drug trafficking, the greater Moses Giroldi and 11 other soldiers who tried to give a coup.