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Ex-Panama President Martinelli hospitalised before hearing

AP  |  Panama City 

The family and lawyers for former called again for his release from jail after he was hospitalised for a second time since his from the last month.

A suspended a hearing yesterday at which was supposed to appear.

His wife, Marta de Martinelli, said he was hospitalised Monday evening with high blood pressure and other problems.

She said the stress of pre-trial confinement and the hearings are jeopardising his health.

So far the courts have not agreed to free him pending trial.

was from 2009 to 2014 and is facing charges of illegally intercepting communications and embezzlement among others. He denies any wrongdoing.

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First Published: Wed, July 11 2018. 04:43 IST