El Chapo has been sentenced to life imprisonment plus 30 years after a dramatic sentencing hearing in Brooklyn where he pleaded for mercy and complained about the conditions inside his New York City cell.

The 62-year-old broke his silence to make a statement, his first throughout his months-long legal saga.

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Speaking through a translator, he complained that he was ‘tortured 24 hours-a-day’ in his solitary confinement cell at the Metropolitan Correctional Facility in Manhattan, where he has been since January 2017.

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