The United States Attorney's office in Miami has filed its opposition* to Ricardo Martinelli's Motion to Stay Certification, or to Stay Surrender, in the extradition case filed by the Republic of Panama. Martinelli has been certified as extraditable, and his defense counsel is seeking a 30-day suspension of the extradition order, to allow his attorneys time to file a petition for Habeus Corpus.
The Government asserts that, due to the specific circumstances of this case, there will be no decision takenby the Secretary of State to issue a surrender warrant. Therefore, Martinelli cannot meet the standard for the issuance of stay, as he cannot be irreparably harmed if it is not issued.
*Opposition to Ricardo Alberto Martinelli Berrocal's Motion to Stay certification, or, in the Alternative, Stay Surrender, filed September 11, 2017.