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Borge sues Panama, files with American human rights court

Cancun, Q.R. — Former state governor Roberto Borge has filed a lawsuit against the state of Panama for human rights violations.

Members of the Borge legal team also filed the suit with Inter-American Court of Human Rights based in Washington, DC. This is an extension of the lawsuit his team has filed against the state of Panama for what Borge calls, violations against his human rights.

Two Borge lawyers, Arturo González Basso and Sidney Sitton, say they have presented evidence before the Inter-American Court of human rights violations against Roberto Borge, who they claim is being held in a clandestine prison at the headquarters of the National Police in the country.

Borge was transferred to a more secure holding facility last month after being deemed a flight risk by Panamanian state officials. Since the move, Borge’s lawyers say their client is bound at hands and feet with minimal outdoor time and no privacy for lawyer-client visits. He is also limited to one visitor per day.

Borge has been in Panama prison since early June where he was arrested. He awaits extradition to Mexico.