the provisions of Articles 46 and 47 of the American Convention, with respect to possible violations of Articles 1(1), 7, 8, and 9, of the American Convention, and initiate the procedure on the merits. The Commission also decides to report this decision to the parties, to publish it, and to include it in its Annual Report to the OAS General Assembly. II. PROCESSING BY THE COMMISSION 5. On July 14, 1998, the Commission admitted the case, assigning it number 12.031. The pertinent parts of the complaint were sent to the Peruvian State, and it was asked to provide information within 90 days. On August 18, 1998, the Commission sent the State the annexes to the complaint, at its request, and gave it 90 days to submit observations, counted from when they were received; on October 5, 1998, the petitioner submitted additional information on the complaint. 6. By communication of November 13, 1998, the State submitted its answer brief. On January 18, 1999, the petitioner presented her observations regarding the State’s answer. 7. On February 22, 1999, the State submitted additional information with respect to the case. The IACHR sent it to the petitioners, and on May 21, 1999, the petitioners submitted their observations on the information remitted by the Government of Peru. Then, on June 3 and November 3, 1999, the petitioner sent updated information on the victim’s situation. 8. On January 3, 2000, the Commission received additional information submitted by the State, and forwarded it to the petitioner. Since then, the parties have continued to provide additional information on the case, and continue to stand by their arguments. III. POSITIONS OF THE PARTIES A. The petitioner 9. The petitioner argues that on June 30, 1994, her son Jorge Rosadío Villavicencio, a Peruvian Army officer, was notified of the 1994 Plan for Change of Location of the Peruvian Army, by which he was assigned, as of July 1, 1994, to the post of Chief of the Sión Military Base of the Fifth Military Region, “Leoncio Prado” detachment, Intelligence Company Nº 341, based in the city of Tarapoto, department of San Martín. 2

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