On March 6, 1993, Mr. Wilmer Zambrano Vélez, Mr. Segundo Olmedo Caicedo, and Mr. José Miguel Caicedo were extrajudicially executed in Guayaquil, Ecuador during an operation carried out by the Ecuadorian Armed Forces and the National Police. More than thirteen years after the occurence, the State still had not undertaken any serious investigation, nor had it identified the perpetrators and masterminds of the victims’ executions. The Court found that the State violated the American Convention on Human Rights to the detriment of the victims.
Case Summary: Zambrano Vélez et al. v. Ecuador