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Usón Ramírez v. Venezuela

On April 16 and May 10, 2004, retired General, Mr. Francisco Usón Ramírez made controversial comments in a television interview about the National Armed Forces, which led to the National Armed Forces suing Mr. Usón Ramírez for slander in military court. The judgment by the military court lead to the alleged deprivation of liberty, where Mr. Usón Ramírez served five years and six months in prison. Accordingly, the Court found that the State violated the American Convention on Human Rights. 

Case Summary: Usón Ramírez v. Venezuela, Case Summary

Update: El Amparo, Blanco Romero et al., Montero Aranguren et al., Barreto Leiva, and Usón Ramírez v. Venezuela, Case Addendum

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