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Raxcacó Reyes v. Guatemala

On May 14, 1999, the Guatemalan government sentenced Mr. Ronald Raxcacó-Reyes, Mr. Jorge Mario Murga Rodriguez, and Mr. Hugo Humberto Ruiz-Fuentes to death for the kidnapping of a minor. In the judgment, the Court discussed the conditions under which states can impose the death penalty and its inapplicability in this case, as well as the minimum standard of detentions in prisons and how the State did not met those standards. The Court found that the State violated the American Convention on Human Rights.

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