巴拿马前领导人将在巴黎法庭受审 Ex-Panamanian Leader Hears Charges in Paris Court

27 April, 2010

前巴拿马独裁者曼努埃尔.诺列加星期一从美国被引渡至法国,因非法贩毒资金洗钱的指控,在巴黎出庭接受法官的审判。
 
诺列加将军现年76岁,曾在1981至1989年统治巴拿马。他乘坐法航班机从美国南部佛罗里达州的迈阿密出发于星期二早晨抵达巴黎。一位法国法官将于今天晚些时候就诺列加律师团提出的保释请求做出决定。
 
诺列加因毒品走私和其它指控已在迈阿密监狱服刑17年。诺列加星期一离开迈阿密的一所监狱。
 
在法国的案子方面,当局称,诺列加在二十世纪80年代用贩毒所得,在巴黎购买豪华公寓,洗钱约700万美元。他已因这些指控被缺席判刑,但根据法国的法律,他有权接受新的法庭审理。
 
这位前独裁者在1990年美军进入巴拿马后不久向美军投降。

Former Panamanian dictator Manuel Noriega -- extradited from the United States Monday -- has appeared before a French magistrate in Paris to face charges of laundering illicit drug money.
 
The 76-year-old general, who ruled Panama from 1981 to 1989, arrived in Paris early Tuesday aboard an Air France flight from (the southern U.S. city of) Miami (Florida). A French judge was to rule later in the day on a bond request filed by Noriega's lawyers.
 
Noriega left a Miami prison Monday, after serving a 17-year sentence for drug-trafficking and other charges.
 
In the French case, authorities claim he laundered about $7 million in drug profits in the 1980s, by purchasing luxury apartments in Paris. He has already been convicted in absentia on those charges, but he is entitled to a new trial under French law.
 
The former dictator surrendered to U.S. troops in 1990, shortly after the U.S. invasion of Panama.