In a brief judicial document, Judge Marcia G. Cooke of the Federal Court of the Southern District of Florida refers to the appeal against Martinelli’s arrest and against Judge Edwin Torres' decision to endorse his extradition to Panama and instruct each one of the parties to take a series of steps, in order to "resolve this dispute efficiently and expeditiously."
The applicant for the appeal, Martinelli, must provide the persons to whom the appeal is directed, namely US Attorney General Jeff Sessions; Secretary of State Rex Tillerson and the active head of the Miami Detention Center, Robert Wilson, a copy of his protection application and the order issued today by the judge.
In 14 days from today, the former president (2009-2014) must submit to the court the documents of acknowledgment of receipt of the other party.
Regarding Sessions, Tillerson and Wilson, the judge ordered that the response to the habeas corpus request be sent within 10 days of receipt of the documents submitted by Martinelli's defense, with an explanation of the reasons why the requests of the former president should not be admitted.
Martinelli's defense, who has been in detention since June 12, responded to Torres's ruling with habeas corpus submitted before Judge Cooke.
The appeal is based on a precedent created by the United States Court of Appeals in ruling against the extradition of a Canadian citizen requested on the basis of contempt, according to the legal team of the former president.
Martinelli's defense reiterated, as it did before Judge Torres, that Panamanian Supreme Court magistrate Harry Díaz completely ignored the accusation phase in the case against former President Ricardo Martinelli.
Two days ago, the United States Supreme Court rejected an appeal filed by the defense of former Panamanian President Ricardo Martinelli, with which his lawyers asked that his conditions of detention and imprisonment be reviewed in a Miami prison.