U.S. Army privates Brandon Hughey and Jeremy Hinzman, both opposed to the U.S. war and occupation in Iraq, are seeking sanctuary in Canada. Their struggle for political asylum may be viewed as a test case for future dissent by U.S. military personnel who object to being used as cannon fodder by the Bush regime to further its expansionist goals in the Gulf region.
Soldiers Hinzman and Hughey
Hinzman, as well as his young family, and Hughey are represented by Jeffry House, a Canadian lawyer who has begun the process of applying for refugee status and hopes to convince Canadian immigration officials that Jeremy and Brandon "should not have been forced to take part in an illegal war that violates basic norms of human decency."
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