February 26, 2024

“A really nice discrimination and a violation of human rights.” That is how Joaquin complained El Chapo Guzman of the remedy he receives within the most safety jail of Florence, the “Gannet of the Rocky Mountains”, within the State of Colorado. The previous head of the Sinaloa Cartel wrote a letter in his personal handwriting to Decide Brian Cogan, the identical one who sentenced him to life imprisonment in 2019, in order that his lawyer might ship him a number of paperwork in Spanish concerning the case of he.

El Chapo assured that Mariel Colon, his authorized consultant, went to the jail on June 20 to offer him some paperwork, however that the jail guards didn’t ship them to him as a result of they had been in Spanish. “Your Honor, right here in jail they know I don’t know English,” he wrote to Cogan. The drug trafficker says that he has tried to maintain observe of the newest developments in his case with the assistance of a dictionary.

The paperwork requested by El Chapo are associated to a movement 2255, an instrument with which a prisoner in custody of the US requests to be launched on the grounds that his sentence was imposed in violation of the Structure or the legal guidelines of the North American nation. “The whole lot is consciously and in dangerous religion towards me,” Guzman claims in a letter dated July 9 and that was superior by the newspaper Millennium. Within the two-page letter, to which EL PAIS additionally had entry, the boss says that “for every part they use the banner that he escaped from jail in Mexico” to forestall contacts along with his lawyer. “It’s an absurd outlet to attempt to justify his anomalies,” he argues.

The letter from Joaquin ‘El Chapo’ Guzman, founding father of the Sinaloa Cartel, to Decide Cogan.Courtesy

An appeals courtroom upheld Guzman’s conviction early final yr. His attorneys argued that the jury’s ruling had been biased, as a result of some members had learn press releases about their shopper’s legal document. In addition they mentioned that the isolation situations imposed on the capo prevented him from coordinating along with his protection to work on the case. The arguments weren’t sufficient in courtroom. “Any potential prejudice was not dangerous within the face of the overwhelming proof of Guzman’s guilt,” they mentioned when evaluating the problem.

El Chapo Guzman’s letter to Decide Cogan.Courtesy

Emma Coronel, a former magnificence queen and Guzman’s third spouse, was launched from jail final June. Coronel spent 15 months in jail for drug trafficking and cash laundering, earlier than she was granted the appropriate to serve the rest of her three-year sentence on house jail, imposed in 2021.

The US justice system has launched this yr a brand new judicial offensive towards Los Chapitos, 4 of El Chapo’s heirs, by pointing them out as the principle liable for trafficking fentanyl to the US. Alfredo, Ivan Archivaldo, Joaquin and Ovidio Guzman, along with 24 collaborators of the cartel, had been accused of an in depth battery of prices corresponding to organized crime, drug trafficking, unlawful possession of weapons and cash laundering final April. Ovidio Guzman, aka The mousewas captured final January in the course of a powerful operation in Culiacan, the capital of the State of Sinaloa.

“We’re not the pinnacle of the Sinaloa Cartel nor are we keen on being it,” Guzman’s youngsters said in a letter launched final Might by means of their attorneys. El Chapo’s heirs mentioned they had been “scapegoats” and victims of his father’s notoriety. “We believed that conserving quiet and never bothering anybody would cut back the implications of the cradle by which we had been born,” they mentioned.