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Supreme Court Declines to Hear Appeal from Chinese Uighurs

The Supreme Court on Monday declined to hear an appeal from five Chinese Uighurs who have been detained at Guantanamo for nearly nine years.

The detainees, who are not considered a threat to the United States and have been cleared for release, do not want to be returned to China for fear of imprisonment. The U.S. government has received two resettlement offers for the detainees, including from the island nation of Palau, and the detainees have rejected those options. In the latest appeal, the detainees had hoped that the justices would consider whether they could be released into the United States.

For the full text of numerous articles published this week, click on any one of the links below:

U.S. Court Turns Away New Appeal from Uighurs (AP)
Justices Decline to Hear Appeal from Chinese Detainees (NYT)
Top U.S. Court Declines Plea by Uighurs at Guantanamo Bay (BBC News)
Guantanamo Uighurs Lose Supreme Court Appeal (AFP)
Supreme Court Denies Cert. in Kiyemba (Lawfare blog)

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