(prensa.com) The Paris Court of Appeal will hold a hearing on Dec. 15 to determine if former Panamanian dictator Manuel Antonio Noriega should be released.
The French government is also considering whether it should extradite Noriega to Panama to face murder charges.
Noriega was sentenced to seven years imprisonment in France for laundering drug money. He has already served half of the sentence.
Panama presented a petition for extradition in June in relation to several murders and the disappearances of political opponents. Noriega was sentenced to spend 20 years in prison in 1993 for the beheading of doctor Hugo Spadafora. Noriega has two other pending sentences for murder charges, one for the murder of Moses Giroldi and the other for the episode known as the “Massacre of Albrook.”
Noriega arrived in France last April from the United States, where he served 20 years in prison for drug trafficking.