A convicted Nazi war criminal living in Canada is in jail this weekend after an appeals court upheld an extradition order from Italy, where he was convicted in absentia.
Michael Seifert, the so-called "Beast of Balzano," was sentenced to life after being found guilty in 2000 of nine counts of murder, committed during his term as an SS guard at the Bolzano prison transit camp in northern Italy.
The Italian government alleged the 83-year-old Seifert beat, tortured, starved and murdered inmates. People testified that Seifert starved a 15-year-old prisoner to death, gouged out a person's eyes, beat prisoners before shooting them and tortured a woman before killing her and her daughter.
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