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Former Panama dictator Manuel Noriega is suing the publisher of military video game Call of Duty over the use of his name and likeness.

According to the Los Angeles Times, Noriega claims Activision portrays him as a "kidnapper, murderer and enemy of the state" in the 2012 game Call of Duty: Black Ops II.

Noriega plays a key role in Black Ops II, helping U.S. forces on the hunt for the game's villain, Raul Menendez, before changing allegiances. He is seeking lost profits and damages, read the lawsuit filed in Los Angeles County Superior Court.

Noriega ruled Panama from 1983 to 1989, when he was ousted during an invasion by U.S. forces.

Black Ops II was among several titles in Activision's Call of Duty library to quickly rake $1 billion within its opening weeks following launch. The 2012 title developed by studio Treyarch crossed the $1 billion sales milestone in 15 days.

The lawsuit comes weeks after actress Lindsay Lohan sued the creator and publisher behind action game Grand Theft Auto V over the use of her likeness.

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