Ex-Panama dictator Noriega let out of prison for brain surgery

Former Panamanian dictator Manuel Noriega sits in a wheelchair as prison wardens help him after a health check up at the facilities of the Public Ministry in Panama CityFormer Panamanian dictator Manuel Noriega has been released from prison for three months to have surgery to remove a brain tumor, his lawyer said on Saturday. Noriega, who ruled Panama from 1983 to 1989, left prison under heavy police guard to undergo treatment ahead of the surgery planned for Feb. 15, and was taken to the apartment of one of his daughters in an upscale part of Panama City. Noriega, who is serving time for murder, was initially sentenced in the United States in 1992.

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