Friday, July 19, 2019

Mexican president calls El Chapo's life term 'inhumane' after drug lord is jailed in US

Mexican President Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador has called the jail conditions of drug lord Joaquin 'El Chapo' Guzman inhumane, after he was rushed out of New York within hours of receiving life sentence.

Lopez Obrador said at his regular morning conference that sentences like the one for El Chapo - 'a sentence for life in a hostile jail, hard, inhumane' - made a life no longer worth living.

The convicted Mexican drug lord was forced to immediately depart for the highest security prison in the U.S. to serve his term, his lawyer confirmed on Thursday.

As well as his concern for the infamous kingpin's wellbeing, Lopez Obrador criticized the violence he wrought over his long career, and said society needed moral reforms.

'I also have many victims in mind,' he added. 'It's something very painful.'