Mexico’s president stated Wednesday that his authorities will take into account a plea by imprisoned drug lord Joaquin “El Chapo” Guzman to be returned to Mexico, presumably to serve out his sentence.
Guzman, 64, was sentenced to life behind bars in the US for a drug conspiracy that unfold homicide and mayhem for greater than twenty years.
Guzman has lived in poor circumstances in jail since his 2019 conviction, stated José Refugio Rodríguez, a Mexican lawyer who claims to symbolize him. Rodríguez informed native media that Guzman hasn’t had ample entry to daylight, visits, good meals or medical care on the federal jail in Colorado the place he’s incarcerated.
The Mexican Embassy in Washington stated in its Twitter account that it had obtained an electronic mail from Rodríguez in regards to the difficulty and had turned it over to Mexico’s Overseas Relations Division.
President Andrés Manuel López Obrador stated, “We are going to overview it,” including, “You all the time must preserve the door open in terms of human rights.”
The U.S. and Mexico have a jail switch settlement that enables inmates convicted in a single nation to serve out their sentences of their house nation below sure circumstances. However given Guzman’s crimes, his sentence and the dangers he purportedly nonetheless poses, many doubt the settlement would apply in his case.