It is more than obvious that the Mexican government’s embarrassment with the disappearing of the forty-three students planning a protest against a major Mexican City has lead to the infatuation of U.S. and Mexican governments with Joaquin Guzman.
Of the 43, only the remains of two have been found, a year after their disappearance in December of 2014 with no word of the whereabouts of the students thirteen months later.
The government says that they were abducted on the orders of the mayor, Jose Luis Abarca Velázquez, who was concerned that they would disrupt an event in his town. The students were then handed over by corrupt police to members of the drug gang Guerreros Unidos, according to the Mexican government.
The drug gang is then said to have murdered the students in a rubbish dump and burnt their bodies, and two hit men working for the cartel said that they had piled the bodies on bonfires.
Forensic experts have identified one of the missing 43 Mexican student teachers from the charred remains found at a rubbish dump.
He was named by relatives as Alexander Mora, with the identification following extensive work by the forensic team brought in from Argentina at the request of the bereaved families.
The forensic team sent samples from the mass graves to experts at the University of Innsbruck in Austria.
The students had not been seen since September 26, 2014, when they clashed with police in Iguala, 120 miles south of Mexico City.
According to Mexico’s Attorney General the students were attacked on the orders of Iguala’s mayor, Jose Luis Abarca and his wife, Maria de los Angeles Pineda.
Prosecutors said the students were then turned over by police to the Guerreros Unidos drug gang who carried out the massacre.
The bodies were burned at a rubbish dump and then thrown into the river. Abarca and his wife, Maria de los Angeles Pineda,who are alleged to have close links with the drug cartels, have since been arrested and are currently being held in a high security prison.
They were among 75 people to have been apprehended following the Iguala abductions.
Now that they have Guzman demonized and behind bars again with the help of the government mouthpiece of the mainstream media, they should slowly stop their inhumane treatment of their number one prisoner.
Maybe if the Mexican Government will offer a better salary to their guards and police officers the opportunity for bribes could diminish a little even if always there is the possibility for a greedy person to accept that bribe.
People are not in jail or in prison for being good citizens, exemplary members of their church or government officials “pillars of the community” caught in the act of needing to be taken out of the way.
People are in prison for being an obstacle to the government, refusing to snitch for the police or any other law enforcement agency, or protest and expose the wrongdoing of any official entity.
Whatever the reason for the imprisonment may be, the prisoners may lose their civil rights and many other rights, but they should not, under any reason or circumstances, lose their human rights.
The treatment they are giving Joaquin Guzman after being arrested, by keeping him handcuffed and shacked inside his small space with two guard dogs by his cell is what is called inhumane treatment, making it almost like a concentration camp.
Government spokesman Eduardo Sanchez said Guzman has been moved eight times at the Altiplano prison after he was recaptured Friday. The prison also now has 24-hour video surveillance of Guzman, including all parts of his cell. The cell from which he escaped in July had a blind spot around the shower, which officials said at the time was intended to protect inmates’ privacy.
“He is being changed from cell to cell without a pattern… he is only spending hours or a couple of days in the same cell,” Sanchez said late Tuesday.
All these precautionary methods are possibly justifiable for someone who has escaped from a maximum security prison twice in less than five years, making a fool of the authorities.
However, having Joaquin Guzman handcuffed with his hands in the back and shackled in a small cell with guard dogs watching him and denying him the use of a toilet for his natural and physiological needs is beyond the extreme and maybe his team of attorneys should contact the International Human Rights Organization to intervene on his behalf.
It’s either that or train the prison guards to pull Guzman’s zipper down and help him to use the facility holding his man parts.