translated from Spanish: Former President Martinelli will go to a retrial on the «Pinchazos» case

Panama City.- Panama’s justice reported this Friday that it overstepped the ruling that declared former President Ricardo Martinelli «not guilty» in the «Pinchazos» case, and ordered a retrial against him. The «Higher Court of Majority Appeals hosts the Appeal for Annulment, in the event of Telephone Punctures and orders a retrial at the request of complaining lawyers and the Public Prosecutor’s Office,» says the statement posted on the official Twitter account of the Public Prosecutor’s Office (MP, Public Prosecutor’s Office).
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Martinelli, 68, who ruled Panama from 2009 to 2014, faced a complicated trial in the case known in the country as «pinches», for which he was extradited by the United States, where he was imprisoned for a year while struggling to avoid his surrender to justice in the Central American country. 

On August 9, 2019, he had been convicted, as, as they noted, «the Public Prosecutor’s Office failed to prove its case theory and reasonable doubts arise.» With EFE information.



Original source in Spanish

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