-2“Colombia”), originating in complaint No. 12,250, received by the Secretariat of the Commission on October 6, 1999. 2. The Commission filed the application in this case for the Court to decide whether the State breached Articles 4 (Right to Life), 5 (Right to Humane Treatment) and 7 (Right to Personal Liberty), to the detriment of the alleged victims of the massacre committed in Mapiripán, stated in the application. The Commission also asked the Court to decide whether the State abridged Articles 8(1) (Right to Fair Trial) and 25 (Right to Judicial Protection) of the Convention, in combination with Article 1(1) (Obligation to Respect Rights) of said treaty, to the detriment of the alleged victims of the massacre and their next of kin. When the application was filed, the Commission pointed out that “approximately 49 persons” were the alleged victims, of whom it identified the following ten and some of their next of kin, also listed below: 1. Sinaí Blanco Santamaría and his next of kin: Nory Giraldo de Jaramillo (common-law spouse) and Carmen Johana Jaramillo Giraldo (daughter). Blanca Lilia Ardila Castañeda (wife), Yudi Sirley Blanco Ardila (daughter), Arbey Blanco Ardila (son), María Isabel Blanco Ortiz (daughter). 2. Antonio María Barrera and his next of kin: Viviana Barrera Cruz (daughter) 3. Enrique Pinzón López; 4. Jorge Pinzón López; 5. Luis Eduardo Pinzón López; and 6. José Alberto Pinzón López, and their next of kin: Teresa López de Pinzón (mother), Luz Mery Pinzón López (sister), Esther Pinzón López (sister), Sara Paola Pinzón López (sister) and María Teresa Pinzón López (sister). 7. Diego Armando Martínez Contreras; 8. Hugo Fernando Martínez Contreras; and 9. Gustavo Caicedo Rodríguez, and their next of kin: Mariela Contreras Cruz (mother and wife, respectively), Maryuri Caicedo Contreras (sister), Gustavo Caicedo Contreras (brother) and Rusbel Asdrúbal Martínez Contreras (sister) 10. José Roland Valencia and his next of kin: Marina San Miguel Duarte (wife), Vinda Valencia Sanmiguel (daughter), Johana Valencia Sanmiguel (daughter), Roland Valencia Sanmiguel (son) and Ronald Valencia Sanmiguel (son). II PROCEEDING BEFORE THE COMMISSION 3. On October 6, 1999 the Colectivo de Abogados “José Alvear Restrepo” and the Center for Justice and International Law (hereinafter “the petitioners”) filed a complaint before the Inter-American Commission.

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