Spain seeks Guatemalan extradition

A Spanish court has issued an international arrest warrant seeking the extradition of a former Guatemalan soldier suspected of involvement in a brutal 1982 massacre during Guatemala's civil war, the Vancouver Sun reported. Jorge Vinicio Orantes Sosa has been held in Calgary on an extradition warrant since January. The state of California wants him back for allegedly lying over his US citizenship application. There is also an arrest warrant for him in Guatemala. Sosa holds Guatemalan, US and Canadian citizenship, and left South America in the mid-1980s.

Published: Wednesday, 04/06/2011 12:00 am EDT

A Spanish court has issued an international arrest warrant seeking the extradition of a former Guatemalan soldier suspected of involvement in a brutal 1982 massacre during Guatemala's civil war, the Vancouver Sun reported. Jorge Vinicio Orantes Sosa has been held in Calgary on an extradition warrant since January. The state of California wants him back for allegedly lying over his US citizenship application. There is also an arrest warrant for him in Guatemala. Sosa holds Guatemalan, US and Canadian citizenship, and left South America in the mid-1980s.

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