Martinelli defense aims for no distinction to be made between trial as individual or President of Panama
- By : Panama Now
- Category : Legal
The ex-president Ricardo Martinelli provoked a new controversy at the end of another session of the audience yesterday due to the punctures.
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When he left the room of the Second Superior Court , he shouted to the journalists: “If they condemn me politically, it is the Panamanian State that will have to pay, because I was the president of the Republic.”
The point made by Martinelli was also confirmed by his defense at the hearing. The lawyer Sidney Sitton announced: “In the event that my client is held criminally liable,” he will request that the case be transferred to the Third Chamber of the Administrative Contentious Court .
These proposals arise after four of the six plaintiffs in the indictment against former President Martinelli presented requests for compensation amounting to about $ 55.9 million for alleged damages caused by the interception of their communications and violations of their privacy.