On August 24, 1994, Wilson Gutiérrez Soler was detained and taken to a basement, in the National Anti-Extortion and Kidnapping Unit, by Colonel Luis Gonzaga Enciso Barón and Army Lieutenant Colonel Ricardo Dalel Baró. Mr. Gutiérrez Soler was tortured for three hours and forced to confess to a crime that he did not commit. The State failed to sanction those responsible for Mr. Gutiérrez Soler's injuries. The Court found that the state violated the American Convention on Human Rights and the Convention to Prevent and Punish Torture.
Case Summary: Gutiérrez Soler v. Colombia, Case Summary