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Martinelli: I will be released from this confinement and leave behind hatred and resentment

Martinelli announced that he decided to struggle in the United States and not in Panama
  • Martinelli announced that he decided to struggle in the United States and not in Panama
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The former presidente took position on his extradition to Panama. Martinelli announced, through its spokesman, Luis Eduardo Camacho, that he decided to struggle in the United States of America and not in Panama.

Former head of state Ricardo Martinelli said that the government of Juan Carlos Varela alters and violates due process against him to disqualify him until 2019. "Hate and political fear, but we will get stronger," he added.

Martinelli has decided to conduct the legal battle in the United States and not in Panama because, according to Luis Eduardo Camacho, spokesman of the former president, the development of this process would not be away from the political pressures of President Varela and his government, informed the spokesman.

In a series of tweets, Martinelli said that when the time comes for a public trial in Panama, it will be "the opportunity for everyone to see whether or not there is law, or it's just against me."

The former leader questioned that, according to Supreme Court of Justice Magistrate Harry Diaz, Martinelli does not need accusation. "Is it hate or politics?," wrote Martinelli.

Diaz, who acted as prosecutor in the process for illegal wiretapping, would have advised the former president to resign and accept the extradition voluntarily, to face the proceedings in Panama.

Martinelli thanked all those who sent him messages of affection and support. "I will continue to fight for my rights, better days will come for everyone," he added.

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