The US Magistrate Judge presiding over the extradition proceedings against the former president of Panama, Ricardo Martinelli, has denied Martinelli's counsels' motion to stay the extradition order pending against him. Magistrate Judge Edwin Torres ruled that there is little likelihood of success, and no irreparable harm if no stay is granted. Additionally, the Court stated that, due to the work already completed by defense counsel, a Habeus petition could be prepared without much effort, and without the need for a 30-day stay, which is not necessary.
I would think that Martinelli's counsel should prepare the Habeus Corpus petition without delay. it has been 15 days since the extradition order was issued, and we have not seen it filed yet.