In Miami, Noriega Cries Foul!

The imprisoned dictator asks a judge to dismiss his case because the government eavesdropped on his phone calls

Dressed in a khaki four-star general's uniform, Manuel Noriega walked to the front of a Miami courtroom last week in his first public appearance in months. The former Panamanian dictator read an open letter accusing the U.S. government of trying to deny him a fair trial. "It is painfully obvious that the government does not wish me to be able to defend myself," he told Federal Judge William Hoeveler. "They have taken my money, deprived me of my lawyers, videotaped me with my lawyers, wiretapped my telephone calls with my lawyers and even given them to the press. It is to...

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