Martinelli heads for hypertension check

Ex-president Ricardo Martinelli,  made another trip from the El Renacer prison to the Santo Tomas Hospital on Monday, November 5. after having suffered vomiting and a hypertenion “crisis” according to a Twitter message  from his spokesman, Luis Eduardo Camacho who is part of the Martinelli legal team that has  had several requests  for his transfer to house arrest denied,

Close friends of Martinelli who have not seen him recently told TVN that his condition is serious,

Martinelli who returns to court this month for the continuation of his hearing for illegal wiretapping and embezzlement, with the prosecution calling for a 21-year jail term.

Previous visits to the hospital have led to examinations by a medical forensic team, and Martinelli has been returned to detention.