US Judge accepts change of prison of Martinelli

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  • Wed, 08/09/2017 - 19:54
US Judge accepts change of prison of Martinelli
  • EFE

Judge Edwin Torres, in charge of the extradition trial of the former president of Panama Ricardo Martinelli in Miami, accepted to change the prisoner to the defendant, reported on Wednesday.

Martinelli (2009-2014), detained since June 12 in Miami, may be transferred from the detention center next to the federal courts, in the center of the city, to one in the south of the city.

Marcos Daniel Jimenez, Martinelli's lawyer, had asked Torres at the hearing last Thursday to change his prison to have "better access" to his client, who will have his "final" hearing on August 22.

Torres ordered the agents of the courts, the US Marshals Service, to transfer "as soon as possible" to Martinelli.

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