Wife of Mexico drug lord ‘El Chapo’ files complaint over his treatment in prison

FILE - In this Jan. 8, 2016, file image released by Mexico's federal government, Mexico's most wanted drug lord, Joaquin "El Chapo" Guzman, stands for his prison mug shot with the inmate number 3870 at the Altiplano maximum security federal prison in Almoloya, Mexico. Emma Coronel, the common-law wife of Guzman said Monday, Feb. 29. 2016, that his health problems have gotten “a lot worse” because guards at a maximum security prison rouse him for head counts, interfering with his sleep. (Mexico's federal government via AP)

MEXICO CITY (AP) — The common-law wife of imprisoned drug lord Joaquin “El Chapo” Guzman has filed a complaint with Mexico’s National Human Rights Commission complaining of his treatment in prison.

Emma Coronel is the mother of twin daughters with Guzman. She told local media Monday outside the commission’s Mexico City office that she had just filed the complaint charging that Guzman suffers from declining health.

Coronel has filed complaints before to pressure the government to improve conditions for the Sinaloa cartel’s leader.

Guzman was rearrested in January after escaping from a maximum-security prison last year. He is fighting extradition to the U.S. from the northern border state of Chihuahua.

A judge last week rejected five appeals Guzman filed to avoid extradition. He can still ask a higher court to review the judge’s rejection.

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