Charges against 3 prison employees for Mexican drug lord escape
A federal judge in Mexico has opened a court proceeding against three prison employees on charges of aiding the escape of drug lord Joaquin "El Chapo" Guzman, authorities said on Friday.
In a statement, the Federal Judiciary Council said the legal process would advance against three of the seven originally arrested in relation to Guzman's July 11 escape from a maximum-security prison.
It said prosecutors showed there was sufficient evidence that the employees favoured Guzman's escape through a one-mile-long tunnel.
It described the employees as the person in charge of the prison's video surveillance control center and two guards. There were inconsistencies in the supervisor's statements and there was no explanation for why the guards did not answer the telephone in their module.
The council also said that, at least for now, it was determined that there was no cause to prosecute the other four people detained in connection with the escape.
An official at the Federal Prosecutor's Office who was not authorised to discuss the matter and insisted on anonymity said prosecutors were considering their next step, including a possible appeal.
Kenyan opposition leader Raila Odinga rejected as “null and void” the result of an August 9 presidential election he was declared to have lost, adding on Tuesday that Kenya's democracy faces a long legal crisis. His first comments on the result came shortly after four of the seven election commissioners said they stood by their decision a day earlier to disown the outcome of the presidential poll, saying the final tallying process had been “opaque”.
Tesla chief executive officer Elon Musk on Wednesday said he was buying English football club Manchester United Plc. "I'm buying Manchester United ur welcome" Musk, known for his irreverent tweets, posted on the micro-blogging platform. As of Tuesday, Manchester United had a market capitalization of $2.08 billion. Another replied, “United players finally going to be dangerous in Space.” Many pointed to his recent flip-flop over the deal with Twitter.
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