Panama ex-president Martinelli returned to jail

Former Panamanian President Ricardo Martinelli is escorted in handcuffs to a vehicle at El Renacer jail in the Gamboa area of Panama City, Monday, June 11, 2018. Martinelli returned to Panama to face political espionage and embezzlement charges after being extradited from the United States on Monday. (AP Photo/Arnulfo Franco)

PANAMA CITY (AP) - Former Panamanian President Ricardo Martinelli has been returned to jail after a three-day hospitalization following his extradition from the United States.

Martinelli lawyer Carlos Carrillo complained to reporters Thursday outside the jail where Martinelli was held that he had not been allowed to speak with his client.

Doctors who evaluated the 66-year-old Martinelli have said he was suffering from hypertension, but was stable.

Martinelli governed Panama from 2009 to 2014. The U.S. extradited him Monday to face charges of political espionage and embezzlement in Panama.