: Lawyers and supporters of Joaquin 'EL Chapo' Guzman say he is subject to torture in jail
Politics18:12 Apr. 2, 2016

Lawyers and supporters of Joaquin 'EL Chapo' Guzman say he is subject to torture in jail

Drug kingpin apparently woken at night, denied family visits, and is without warm clothes

Family members, lawyers and supporters of Joaquin 'EL Chapo' Guzman have held a protest in Mexico City claiming authorities are depriving the drug kingpin of sleep as a form of torture. Prison authorities deny any inhumane treatment and say he is in good health. One of Guzman's lawyer's says his client had been kept in solitary confinement for three months.

Jose Luis Gonzalez Mez, one of Joaquin "El Chapo" Guzman's attorneys: "Chapo hasn't seen any sun in three months. They don't let him sleep. They don't let him see his family. His wife, his sisters, his lawyers, they've seen him two or three times in three months. They don't let his lawyers come and visit."

Watch also Mexican drug kingpin "El Chapo" faces extradition to US

As head of the Sinaloa Cartel, Guzman is accused of leading a bloody war against rival gangs. He fled prison through a tunnel in July 2015, his second breakout from a maximum security facility. He was recaptured in January. Through his lawyers, he has complained of being woken at night, being denied family visits and not having enough warm clothes for cold nights.

Watch also Drug tunnel found under California home

Last month, another Guzman lawyer said his client hated the prison conditions so much he was now seeking fast extradition to the United States, where he is wanted on drug trafficking charges.

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