TV News LIES

Tuesday, Sep 01st

Last update02:18:02 AM GMT

You are here News Human Rights Immigration Charges For Accused Commando In Dos Erres Massacre

Immigration Charges For Accused Commando In Dos Erres Massacre

E-mail Print PDF

Dos Erres massacreA former Guatemalan Army lieutenant was extradited Friday from Canada to stand trial in Southern California on federal charges related to the massacre of 250 people in a Guatemalan village in 1982, a case that has resulted in landmark human rights prosecutions in Guatemala and the United States.

U.S. federal officers took custody of Jorge Vinicio Sosa Orantes in Calgary Friday morning and were en route to Los Angeles, U.S. officials said. Sosa, 54, is the highest-ranking officer to have been arrested on charges alleging direct involvement in the massacre by a 20-man unit of elite commandos in the northern Guatemalan farming hamlet of Dos Erres.

In May, ProPublica reported the story of Oscar Alfredo Ramírez Castañeda, who learned only last year that he was a Dos Erres survivor. He had been abducted by a commander of the unit and raised by his family.

Sosa, a karate instructor who holds both U.S. and Canadian citizenship, fled his home in the Los Angeles area in mid-2010 as agents of Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) closed in on him. He went to Mexico and then to Lethbridge in western Canada, where he has family, and was arrested in January of last year, according to U.S. and Canadian court documents. Last month, a Canadian appeals court ended his legal fight to avoid extradition to the United States.

More...


Most Recent Related Stories...


More than 20 dead refugees discovered in truck in Austria

dead refugees found in Austrian truckAs many as 50 refugees were found dead in a parked truck in eastern Austria on...

Only three of 116 Guantánamo detainees were captured by US forces

Gitmo detaineesOnly three of the 116 men still detained at Guantánamo Bay were apprehended by US forces,...

Congresswoman Asks For Investigation Into Israeli Shooting Of Two Palestinian Teens

Palestinian teens killed by IDFRep. Betty McCollum (D-Minn.) has requested the State Department open an investigation into whether the killing...

Saudi Arabia's executions increase in 2015

saudi executions increaseSaudi Arabia is carrying out executions at the rate of one every two days, an international...
 
America's # 1 Enemy
Tee Shirt
& Help Support TvNewsLIES.org!
TVNL Tee Shirt
 
TVNL TOTE BAG
Conserve our Planet
& Help Support TvNewsLIES.org!
 
Get your 9/11 & Media
Deception Dollars
& Help Support TvNewsLIES.org!
 
The Loaded Deck
The First & the Best!
The Media & Bush Admin Exposed!