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Van der Sloot names former President Garcia in $10 million lawsuit

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Van der Sloot claims his rights were violated during his arrest and extradition in Chile, in 2010, and claims former Peruvian President Alan Garcia pressured the Chilean government.

Van der Sloot names former President Garcia in $10 million lawsuit

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Dutch citizen, and murder suspect Joran Van der Sloot, is seeking $10 million in damages from the Chilean government.


Leaked details from the petition have revealed that Van der Sloot has also named former Peruvian President Alan Garcia in the suit.


Van der Sloot claims his rights were violated during his arrest and extradition in Chile, in 2010.


According to El Dominical, the suit says then President Alan García pressured the Chilean government to extradite the Dutchman, shortly after he fled Peru.


The suit argues that Chile’s police didn’t grant him a phone call, or use of a computer to communicate with his family, failed to carry out due process and provide appropriate legal counsel.


In June 2010, Van der Sloot was accused of murdering Stephany Flores, in a hotel room in Miraflores, and is currently being held at the Miguel Castro Castro prison, awaiting trial.


Van der Sloot is also a suspect in the 2005 disappearance of 18-year-old American Natalee Holloway in Aruba, but was never indicted due to lack of evidence.


The lawsuit also implicates former Peruvian Minister of Interior, Octavio Salazar, former police generals Miguel Hidalgo, and Cesar Guardia; as well as Ricardo Flores, the murder victim’s father.