violation of Article 25 of the American Convention. However, the Commission decides to declare inadmissible the present petition with respect to alleged violations of the rights recognized under Article 22 of the American Convention. The Commission resolves to give notice of this decision to the parties, to publish it, and to include it in its Annual Report to the General Assembly of the Organization of American States. II. PROCESSING BY THE COMMISSION 5. On December 23, 1998, the Commission received the complaint and registered it as Petition No. 405-99. 6. On October 19, 1999, the IACHR asked the petitioner for additional information in order to complete its analysis of the allegations; his reply was received in a note dated December 16, 1999. 7. On August 30, 2002, the IACHR received a communication from the chairman of the Permanent Human Rights Commission of the National Congress of the Republic of Ecuador, requesting it to process the complaint lodged by the petitioner. 8. On October 26, 2005, the IACHR asked the petitioner for additional information in order to complete the processing described in Article 26 of the Commission’s Rules of Procedure. A reply to this request was received on December 20, 2005, and, on April 10, 2006, the petitioner submitted additional information. 9. On September 27, 2006, the IACHR asked the petitioner for additional information. 10. On February 23, 2007, the Commission forwarded the relevant parts of the petition to the State and asked it to present its reply to the complaint within the following two months, in accordance with Article 30.3 of the Commission’s Rules of Procedure. The State requested an extension on April 27, 2007, which was granted by the Commission on April 30, 2007. On June 13, 2007, the IACHR granted the State a further extension, pursuant to a request lodged on June 6, 2007. 11. By communication received by the Commission on July 5, 2007, the State submitted its reply, which was conveyed to the petitioner on August 14, 2007, granting a period of one month in which to submit his comments. On September 18, 2007, the petitioner submitted his comments, which were conveyed to the State on September 27, 2007, which had a onemonth deadline to submit its comments and provide a complete copy of the 2

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