General Manuel Noriega

Manuel Antonio Noriega Moreno, was the military dictator of Panama from 1983 to 1989.


The 1989 invasion of Panama by the United States removed him from power, he was captured, detained as a prisoner of war, and flown to the United States.

France was granted its extradition request in April 2010. He arrived in Paris on April 27, 2010, and after a re-trial as a condition of the extradition, he was found guilty and sentenced to seven years in jail in July 2010. France announced it will extradite him to Panama so he would face trial there for human rights violations after his sentence concludes (July 2017).

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