Supreme Court rejects appeal request from Guatemalan man already extradited

Associated Press

CALGARY - An accused Guatemalan war criminal has lost his bid to have the Supreme Court of Canada hear an appeal of his extradition to the United States.

The high court gave no reasons and simply dismissed the request without costs.

Jorge (hore-HAY' SOH'-sah) Sosa was arrested while visiting family in Lethbridge, Alta., in January 2011.

He is accused of lying to immigration officials about his military past when he applied for U.S. citizenship and was deported to the United States last September.

Sosa, who had Canadian citizenship as well, is also wanted by Guatemalan authorities for the alleged massacre of civilians in the village of Dos Erres during that country's civil war.

It's alleged that 251 men, women and children were killed during the massacre — many of them with sledgehammers —and their bodies were thrown down the village well.

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