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Noriega heads home to Panama from France
Former military leader expected to be re-tried on charges that he ordered killings of political rivals.
Last Modified: 11 Dec 2011 09:41

After an absence of 22 years, Panama's former military leader Manuel Noriega has begun his journey back home from a Paris prison after doctors declared him fit enough for extradition to the Central American nation.

A shadow of his former self after spending over two decades behind bars for drug racketeering convictions, the 77-year-old one-time double agent is expected to be re-tried on charges that he ordered the killings of political rivals.

Al Jazeera's Lucia Newman reports.

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