More than twenty unarmed males were beaten with rifle-butts and humiliated by soldiers who had detained them under suspicion that they were members of the Jungle Commando in Atjoni. Seven of them were ordered into military vehicles and driven 30 km, where they were shot and killed, with the exception of one survivor who was found alive. On January 2, 1988, the bodies of the seven men were found, one was critically injured but died days later. The Court did not specifically hold that the State violated the American Convention since the State accepted responsbility.
Case Summary: Aloeboetoe et al. v. Suriname, Case Summary
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