A complaint of sleep deprivation is said to be behind a request by the captured drug lord Joaquin “El Chapo” Guzman to be quickly extradited from Mexico to the US.
Point of view
"He has reached the limit. It is an act of desperation"
A lawyer for the prisoner says guards at a jail in Altiplano west of Mexico City are keeping his client awake and he is now desperate.
Jose Refugio Rodriguez says Guzman told him to negotiate with US authorities for a lighter sentence and confinement at a medium security prison.
Rodriguez said: “He has reached the limit. It is an act of desperation.”
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Lawyer says Mexican drug lord 'El Chapo' Guzman wants extradition after sleep problems at maximum-security prison: https://t.co/54jv4Rxv3j— The Associated Press (@AP) March 2, 2016