On April 12, 1993, Mr. Pedro Miguel Vera Vera was detained by the national police in Santo Domingo de los Colorados as he was being chased and accused of assault. When the police detained him, they noticed he had a gun shot wound. Although he was taken to the Hospital, he was released the next day and taken to a detention center. Mr. Vera Vera died on April 22, 1993. The Commission referred to human rights violations in Ecuadorian prisons regarding overpopulation, poor provision of prison health equipment and medicine, and the lack of minimum requirements (e.g. access to medical care). The Court found that the State violated the American Convention on Human Rights.
Case Summary: Vera Vera et al. v. Ecuador