Van Der Sloot Sues Victim's Father

Dutchman claims extradition from Chile violated his human rights
By Rob Quinn,  Newser Staff
Posted Nov 30, 2011 1:20 AM CST
Updated Nov 30, 2011 4:15 AM CST
Joran Van Der Sloot Sues Father of Stephany Flores
Dutch citizen Joran Van der Sloot is escorted by police officers outside a Peruvian police station near the border with Chile last year.   (AP Photo/Karel Navarro, file)

Joran Van der Sloot isn't happy about the way he was hauled out of Chile last year to face murder charges in Peru. The 24-year-old Dutchman, claiming the extradition violated his human rights, has filed a $10 million lawsuit against Peru's former president, Chile's former interior minister, several Peruvian law enforcement officials—and the father of Stephany Flores, the young Peruvian woman he confessed to murdering (and later recanted), reports the New York Daily News.

Van der Sloot, who is currently in prison in Lima, allegedly murdered Flores in a fit of rage after he found her on his computer looking into his suspected involvement in the death of American student Natalee Holloway. His trial will begin Jan. 6. This isn't the first time he has sought money from the parents of an alleged victim: He has admitted to extorting $25,000 from the Holloways by offering to reveal the location of their daughter's body. (More Joran Van der Sloot stories.)

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