Between April and June 1999, the Military Police of the state of Paraná carried out unlawful telephone interception and monitoring of telephone lines. The conversations of Arlei José Escher, Dalton Luciano de Vargas, Delfino José Becker, Pedro Alves Cabral, Celso Aghinoni, and Eduardo Aghinoni, members of the Cooperativa Agrícola de Conciliação Avante Ltda. and Associação Comunitária de Trabalhadores Rurais, were later disseminated to local and national newspapers. Accordingly, the Court found that the State violated the American Convention on Human Rights.
Case Summary: Escher et al. v. Brazil, Case Summary