From 1994 to 1995, the State declared a state of emergency during which many constitutional guarantees were suspended. In 1994, Mr. Luis Antonio Galindo Cárdenas, an employee at the Huanuco Superior Court, was arrested and detained for approximately one month. He was not arrested for any valid reason, he was not informed of the reason for his arrest, he was held incommunicado and psychologically tortured, and despite multiple requests, was prohibited from being brought before a judge to contest his incarceration. After his release, Mr. Galindo Cárdenas petitioned State judicial authorities to investigate his case and punish those responsible, but they failed to do so in a timely manner. The Court found that the State violated the American Convention on Human Rights.
Case Summary: Galindo Cárdenas et al. v. Peru, Case Summary