In 1992, the National Counterterrorism Directorate ordered the monitoring of El Diario, a clandestine journal, since it was claimed to be part of the Communist party of Peru - Shining Path. On April 13, 1992, State agents detained Ms. J., a 25-year-old law graduate working for El Diario, raped her, and searched her home. On June 18, 1993, she was exonerated and left Peru. On December 27, 1993, the faceless Supreme Court annulled the exoneration without explanation. To date proceedings remain pending in Peru against Ms. J, and a warrant was issued for her arrest. The Court found that the State violated the American Convention on Human Rights.
Case Summary: J. v. Peru, Case Summary