On February 14, 1986, Nolberto Durand Ugarte and Gabriel Pablo Ugarte Rivera were detained under the suspicion of their participation in terrorist acts. The victims were incarcerated in the El Frontón Island prison off the Peruvian coast, and were killed during the quelling of a prison riot by use of disproportional force by Peruvian armed forces. The Court found that the State violated the American Convention on Human Rights. The remains of one of the two victims were found eighteen years later, after the Court issued its judgment, and those of the second victim are still missing.
Case Summary: Durand and Ugarte v. Peru, Case Summary