An appeal to oppose the petition filed by the defense of former President Ricardo Martinelli for the Supreme Court of Justice (CSJ) to file file 137-15, related to the Bahía Honda case, by residents of that community.
The legal action was presented before the CSJ by the lawyer Donaldo Sousa , representing Simón Morales, Anayansi Camaño and Ilsa Camaño, neighbors of the communities of Pixvae and Bahía Honda, in Veraguas.
The file has its genesis in a complaint filed by Sousa himself, representing the residents of Pixbae and Bahia Honda, after alleged threats that Martinelli made them to give their land to a merchant. The events occurred in 2012.
Late last month, Martinelli’s defense asked the CSJ to file this case – as well as the file on the pardons it granted at the end of its term in 2014 – based on the specialty principle, under which the exmandatario was extradited by the United States (US) on June 11. According to the defense, this implies that Martinelli can only be tried for the crime for which he was required by Panama, in this case, the punctures.