Noriega daughter slams father's extradition

27th April 2010, Comments 0 comments

Manuel Noriega's daughter Sandra Noriega on Monday slammed as an "outlandish move" his extradition from the United States to France, which she said violated his human rights.

"This outlandish move is yet another violation of human rights and the rights under the Geneva Convention that protects prisoners of war," she told local RPC radio here.

Family members or their lawyers were also not informed of Noriega's extradition to face money-laundering charges in France, and nor were the international Red Cross, which was supposed to guarantee his safety, Sandra Noriega said.

Noriega's lawyer, Frank Rubino, also told AFP in Miami that he had not been informed.

The US Supreme Court threw out a bid in March by Noriega to halt his extradition to France, closing the last legal avenue for the former military strongman to escape French justice.

He was overthrown and captured during the US invasion of the central American nation in 1989, dubbed Operation Just Cause.

© 2010 AFP

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