CNN Wire Staff
[cnn-photo-caption image=http://i.cdn.turner.com/cnn/2010/CRIME/06/23/peru.murder.case/t1larg.jpg caption="Joran van der Sloot says he's being jailed in Peru in violation of his rights." width=300 height=169]
A judge is expected to decide Wednesday on the legality of Joran van der Sloot's incarceration, his lawyer said.
If the ruling is unfavorable to the murder suspect, attorney Maximo Altez said he is prepared to appeal to the highest court.
Peruvian authorities have charged van der Sloot with murder in the death of 21-year-old Stephany Flores. He also is the lead suspect in the 2005 disappearance of Alabama teenager Natalee Holloway in Aruba.
Van der Sloot was arrested twice in connection with Holloway's disappearance but was never charged because of lack of evidence.
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