Translated by Otis B Fly-Wheel for Borderland Beat from a Zetatijuana article
[ Subject Matter: Servando Gomez "La Tuta", medical problems, Cefereso no.1 "Altiplano"
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La Tuta appeals for his human rights to get medical attention in Cefereso no.1
Reporter: Luis Carlos Sainz Martinez
Barely satisfied some weeks ago when prison authorities gave him medical care and supplied him with medicine for his suffering; however once again the alleged drug trafficker (Otis: not forgetting mass murder), Servando Gomez Martinez "La Tuta" promotes an amparo for alleged cruel and inhuman treatment from staff at "Altiplano Supermax prison" in Almoloya de Juarez.
The ex leader of the Caballero Templarios promoted two new demands of guarantee presented before a Judge of the Fifth District of Amparo and Federal Civil Justice in State of Mexico. Through his writings he makes clear that he is "allegedly responsible, but I have not confessed", and that I am a human being with rights and guarantees.
Gomez Martinez said " I have had internal bleeding for ten days, covered black with blood and they haven't given me medical attention, I suffer from and have told them about my digital ulcers, and gastritis, and have not received any medication to slow the bleeding of my haemorrhoids, I am in a total state of defencelessness suffering cruel and inhuman treatment".
"La Tuta" informed the Amparo Judge that he is segregated and that while he shows them evidence of his illnesses, the guards and medical personnel ignore him. "I see, and I say this with a lot of respect, I do not receive medical attention, at any instant they suspend one medication, because they say it is not in existence", he referred to the Judge.
The internee assued that every day he reports his injuries "and I have asked and begged that, every 15 days my haemorrhoids advance, I have a swollen prostate grade 3 or 4 and they do not attend to me, now with the gravity of the internal bleeding I feel very bad.
Like he did on a previous occasion, Servando Gomez has requested that his family be allowed to by drugs outside the prison and allow them to be administered to him under supervision, but they say I don't have the right". The accused organized criminal proved himself to be a diplomat: "I do not blame the managers of the medical care, doctors, specialists and nurses, they do what the Directors order them to".
His Honor the Judge and Secretary with due respect I ask that they respectfully make the arrangements for my medical care and respect my individual rights and individual Guarantees as any other inmate, I am a suspect and alleged responsible, I have not confessed, I am a human being with rights and guarantees and attachment to its good conscience and proceed with the Mexican Constitution our Magna Carta, that they respect my rights and guarantees the same as any other citizen without distinction of class, race or sex, having confessed or not. Thanks your Honor, concluded the prisoner.
In addition to grant suspension of plane of the claimed acts and request the corresponding reports to the prison authorities, the Amparo Judge ordered one of the legal actuaries, to be present with La Tuta and question him if he already received or not adequate medical attention, to check in effect if compliance of fulfilment of the granted precautionary measure.
Original article in Spanish at Zetatijuana