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Peru: Inter-American Court to review Van der Sloot case, says lawyer

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The Inter-American Court of Human Rights is currently evaluating a request to review the trial of Joran van Der Sloot, the 25-year-old Dutchman who was sentenced to 28 years in prison earlier this year.

According to El Comercio, Max Altez, Van der Sloot’s lawyer, said “the court has accepted the document, and will now evaluate it, based on this it will issue a judgment.”

“I am sure we will win,” Altez was quoted as saying.

Van der Sloot, he said, deserves a new trial, because “his rights were not respected.”

“They have violated his right to due process. He was irregularly extradited from Chile, and was not given a translator in Peru.”

News of Van der Sloot’s appeal before the Inter-American Court of Human Rights comes 3 months after Peru’s Supreme Court approved the Dutchman’s extradition to the United States, where is wanted on extortion charges. However, he would only be extradited after serving his sentence in Peru.

Earlier this year, Van der Sloot was sentenced to 28 years in prison for the murder of Stephany Flores.

The Inter-American Court of Human Rights is currently evaluating a request to review the trial of Joran van Der Sloot.

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