INTER - AMERICAN COMMISSION ON HUMAN RIGHTS COMISION INTERAMERICANA DE DERECHOS HUMANOS COMISSÃO INTERAMERICANA DE DIREITOS HUMANOS COMMISSION INTERAMÉRICAINE DES DROITS DE L'HOMME ORGANIZACIÓN DE LOS ESTADOS AMERICANOS WASHINGTON, D.C. 2 0 0 0 6 EEUU June 3, 2013 Ref.: Case No. 11.581 Tarazona Arrieta y otros Peru Mr. Secretary: I am pleased to address you on behalf of the Inter-American Commission on Human Rights in order to file Case No. 11.581 Tarazona Arrieta et al. v. Peru (hereinafter “the State”, “the Peruvian State” or “Peru”) before the jurisdiction of the Honorable InterAmerican Court of Human Rights regarding the murder of Zulema Tarazona Arrieta and Norma Teresa Pérez Chávez, and the injuries suffered by Mr. Luis Alberto Bejarano Laura, by members of the Peruvian Army in an incident on August 9, 1994 as a result of the shooting by a member of the Army against a public transport vehicle in which the victims were travelling. These events occurred in the context of an action by members of the Armed Forces to intercept the transport vehicle. After the shooting, the security officials left the scene without rendering assistance to the victims and without informing their superior about what happened. The Commission found that these facts constituted an arbitrary deprivation of life of the two victims who were killed, and a violation of the right to humane treatment to the detriment of the person injured. Notwithstanding the foregoing, due to the fact that before the merits report was made it was noted the existence of a firm conviction by the judicial authorities in which it was established the relevant responsibilities and the payment of compensation for the families of Zulema Tarazona Arrieta, Norma Teresa Pérez Chávez, and Luis Alberto Bejarano Laura, the Commission stated that the violation was partially repaired. Also, the case involves violations of the judicial guarantees and judicial protection in the criminal investigation and process for the facts of the case, and the situation of impunity in which the facts were kept for an unreasonable time due, among other things, the lack of due diligence in the initial stages of the military criminal jurisdiction, the effectiveness of Law 26,479 (Amnesty Law) and the delay in the reopening of the investigation. These aspects of the case were not subject of any compensation from the State. Mr. Pablo Saavedra Alessandri, Secretario Inter-American Court on Human Rights Apartado 6906-1000 San José, Costa Rica Peru ratified to the American Convention on July 28, 1978, and accepted the contentious jurisdiction of the Court on January 21, 1981. The Commission has designated Commissioner José de Jesús Orozco Henríquez and Emilio Álvarez Icaza L., Executive Secretary, as its delegate. Likewise, Elizabeth AbiMershed, Deputy Executive Secretary, Silvia Serrano Guzmán and Nerea Aparicio,

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