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Joran Van Der Sloot Files $10M Lawsuit In Peru

11/29/2011 09:05 PM ET

Joran Van Der Sloot - The notorious poker-playing Dutchman accused of killing a woman in Peru is crying foul. Van der Sloot has filed a $10 million lawsuit claiming his rights were violated when he was taken by police in Chile and transported to jail in Peru. - and suing the victim’s father.

The 24-year-old, who was charged in September with the 2010 murder of Stephany Flores in a Lima hotel, names several people in his suit, including the former Peruvian President Alan Garcia, Chile’s former interior minister and several police generals, the Peru newspaper reported.

Garcia is accused of using “pressure” to force the Chilean government to extradite Van der Sloot, according to the lawsuit.

Van der Sloot also contends Chilean officials denied him the right to contact his family while in custody and that he was not provided a defense attorney.

It is unclear why Flores’ dad, Ricardo, is named in the suit.

Van der Sloot, who has long been suspected in the 2005 disappearance of Alabama teen Natalee Holloway in Aruba, faces 30 years in prison if convicted of killing 21-year-old Flores.

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