U.S. Deserters Denied

Published: Wednesday, 11/21/2007 12:00 am EST

The Supreme Court last week rejected refugee status appeals from two U.S. army deserters. Soldiers Jeremy Hinzman and Brandon Hughey both fled to Canada in 2004 after learning they would be deployed to Iraq. The Immigration and Refugee Board rejected their claims in 2005, saying the U.S. is a democratic country that would provide them with a fair trial. The men's lawyer, Jeffry House has asked the Tories to issue a ministerial permit to allow his clients to stay in Canada, reported the CBC.

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