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Joran van der Sloot sues alleged murder victim's dad, and Peru's ex-president

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(CBS/WIAT) - Dutchman Joran van der Sloot names the father of his alleged murder victim Stephany Flores in a $10 million lawsuit, claiming his human rights were violated when he was extradited to Peru from Chile in the May 2010 killing.

The lawsuit comes only days after a Peruvian court gave van der Sloot a January 6 trial date on first-degree murder charges in the killing of Flores, 21-year-old student he met at a poker tournament. The Dutchman is also suspected in the disappearance and presumed death of American teenager Natalie Holloway in Aruba six years ago, although he's never been charged in that case.

Van der Sloot reportedly confessed to killing Flores, saying he became enraged upon finding her reading about the Holloway case on his laptop. Flores' family and prosecutors contend he planned the killing in order to rob the young woman.

Now he's claiming his arrest in Chile and subsequent extradition to Peru was a violation of human rights, CBS affiliate WIAT reports.

According to the Lima daily El Comercio, van der Sloot claims there was pressure from Peru's then-President Alan García Pérez on the Chilean government to extradite. Van der Sloot was arrested in Arica, Chile shortly after Flores was killed.

Several other Peruvian officials are named in the lawsuit, along with the murdered girl's father, Ricardo Flores.

According to WIAT, Van der Sloot has previously raised the same issues of due process and police irregularities, claims that have been dismissed by Peruvian courts. This time he filed his claim with the Inter-American Commission on Human Rights.

Peruvian prosecutors are seeking a maximum sentence of 30 years in prison for van der Sloot.

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