Given that Panama revoked the political asylum granted to the former legislator Galo Lara in October last year, the President of the National Court of Justice (CNJ for its acronym in spanish), Carlos Ramirez, began an extradition process against the above mentioned, sentenced as accomplice of a triple homicide (2011).
After the Judge on Execution of Sentences from Los Rios formally requested to Ramirez the extradition of Lara, the process began on Saturday May 17.
That day, Ramirez sent the request to the Chancellery for the Panamanian authorities to begin the process and the judge’s order is fulfilled.
For his part, the Attorney General Galo Chiriboga said that besides the extradition request, Lara faces a deportation order and international arrest warrant by Interpol.
Meanwhile, the defense of Lara in Panama called for a judicial review of the decision, but unofficial versions point out that Lara already left Panama.