PANAMA CITY (Reuters) – Former Panamanian dictator Manuel Noriega has been launched from prison for three months to have surgery to take away a brain tumor, his lawyer stated on Saturday.
Noriega, who dominated Panama from 1983 to 1989, left prison beneath heavy police guard to bear remedy forward of the surgery deliberate for Feb. 15, and was taken to the condominium of one of his daughters in an upscale half of Panama City.
His protection lawyer, Ezra Angel, stated judicial authorities had granted 82-year-old Noriega a interval of house arrest till April 28 to undergo with the operation.
Afterwards an evaluation can be made on whether or not he ought to return to prison or recuperate outdoors, decide Katerin Pitti stated.
Noriega, who’s serving time for homicide, was initially sentenced within the United States in 1992.
(Reporting by Elida Moreno; Editing by Stephen Coates)