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Wednesday 28 of February 2024

'El Chapo' Wants to Return to Antiplano


Recaptured drug lord Joaquín
Recaptured drug lord Joaquín "El Chapo" Guzmán Loera is escorted by soldiers at the hangar belonging to the office of the Attorney General in Mexico City,photo: Reuters/Henry Romero
Notorious convict wants to be sent back to Altiplano, where he previously alleged abuse

One of Joaquín “El Chapo” Guzmán Loera’s legal representatives, Juan Pablo Badillo, stated that the transfer of the convict from Altiplano to the Federal Social Rehabilitation Center No. 9 (Cefereso) in Ciudad Juárez, Chihuahua was carried out in a violent manner.

Military personnel keep watch atop military vehicles at a checkpoint on the perimeter of a high security prison where drug lord Joaquin "El Chapo" Guzman is imprisoned in Ciudad Juarez, Mexico, May 9, 2016. REUTERS/Jose Luis Gonzalez
Military personnel keep watch atop military vehicles at a checkpoint on the perimeter of a high security prison where drug lord Joaquín “El Chapo” Guzmán Loera is imprisoned in Ciudad Juárez, Mexico, May 9, 2016. Photo: Reuters/José Luis González

The lawyer requested an amparo (a Mexican constitutional legal process that protects citizens and their basic rights) against the administrative authority’s acts, after police and armed forces removed Guzmán Loera from Cefereso 1 in Almoloya de Juárez.

The legal representative said that Guzmán Loera wants to return to Altiplano, because at Cefereso 9 he was isolated “under the same intimidatory tactics of terror and torture to which he was subjected to in the Cefereso 1.”

The convict’s defense contends that his client is in a state of anxiety, uncertainty and fear because of the application for extradition by the United States.

ESTEBAN BATORY SANDORF