After the Peruvian army detained Mr. Jeremías Osorio Rivera for fighting with his cousin, the army forced his disappearance and disseminated false information regarding his whereabouts to his family. Mr. Osorio Rivera's family never heard from him again and subsequently filed a criminal complaint against Lieutenant Tello Delgado, the leader of the "Palmira Plan of Operations" responsible for the disappearance. The State's military court dismissed the case in 1996 because there was no confirmed link between Mr. Osorio Rivera's disappearance and the Lieutenant. Despite continued attempts by the family to seek justice, on August 27, 2013, the Supreme Court of Justice of the Republic ultimately held that a judgment acquitting Lieutenant Tello Delgado would not be annulled. The very next day the Inter-American Court conducted a hearing of the case and proceeded to find the State responsible for multiple human rights violations.
Case Summary: Osorio Rivera and Family v. Peru, Case Summary