Canada Refused Gitmo Uighurs

Published: Wednesday, 08/22/2007 12:00 am EDT

The Canadian government refused an American request to provide asylum for several men of Uighur descent who were being held at the U.S. military base in Guantanamo Bay last year, the Canadian Press reported last week. The U.S. could not send the men back to China for fear they would be persecuted, but according to a briefing note, it was felt the men would not be admissible under Canadian immigration laws.

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