In 1981, armed men kidnapped the Mayan indigenous political leader Kaqchikel Florencio Chitay Nech. Mr. Chitay Nech's disappearance was never investigated, and those responsible had not been prosecuted by the date of the judgment, however, they were prosecuted 29 years after Mr. Chitay Nech's disappearance. His whereabouts remain unknown. The Court found that the State violated the American Convention on Human Rights and the American Convention on Forced Disappearance of Persons.
Case Summary: Chitay Nech et al. v. Guatemala, Case Summary