Supreme Court Passes on Accidental Detainees Case

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The Supreme Court decides not to take on the case of two Chinese Muslims being held by the United States at Guantanamo Bay. A federal judge has ruled that they were picked up in Pakistan by mistake. But the Bush administration has been unable to find a country that will take them. They may be persecuted if they are sent back to China.

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Today, the Supreme Court decided not to take another case. It involves two Chinese Muslims who were detainees at Guantanamo Bay. The Chinese men were captured in Pakistan, and an American Judge has already ruled that they were detained by mistake. Now, the Bush administration cannot find a country that will take the men. If they're sent back to China, they might be persecuted, and they cannot stay in the United States, according to the U.S. Their lawyers asked the Supreme Court to consider this case, but the court declined.

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