Mexican drug lord Joaquin “El Chapo” Guzman said he is becoming a “zombie” while imprisoned due to constant roll calls as his lawyer accuses officials of torture.

Juan Pablo Badillo, one of Guzman’s attorneys, continues to accuse prison authorities of subjecting his client to “physical and mental torture.” Badillo said officials are not granting Guzman enough access to his lawyers, adding Guzman is allowed to see one lawyer a week for about half an hour.

During an interview with Radio Formula, Badillo said officials are harming his client because they do not let him sleep.

“He told me verbatim: ‘Every two hours at night, they wake me stridently for roll call. … They are converting me into a zombie, they don’t let me sleep. What I want is, nothing else, for them to let me sleep,'” Badillo said.

In January, another lawyer, Jose Luis Gonzalez Meza, said Guzman complained about a dog keeping him awake in jail.

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