Joran Van der Sloot Sues Chile
Joran Van der Sloot is suing the government of Chile for more than $13 million, alleging his human rights were violated when Chile extradited him last year to Peru to face charges in the death of Stephany Flores.
“The lawsuit is against the Chilean government, for having violated Joran van der Sloot’s basic human rights,” his Peruvian lawyer Aldo Cotrina told In Session. The suit was filed September 4 with the Inter-American Commission on Human Rights in Washington.
“Maybe they won’t accept my analysis in Peru, because they feel this is the way things have always been done,” said Cotrina, who is based in New York. “But I believe there are universal human rights and we have to respect those rights. We can’t say that because someone is accused of killing a person, you can violate all their rights.”