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Military deserter denied refugee status
Date: Sunday, November 05 2006

November 4, 2006

Military deserter denied refugee status


A U.S. military deserter who allegedly saw an Iraqi soldier's severed head get kicked around by his comrades has been denied refugee status in Canada.

Joshua Key, 27, a father of four, is the third high-profile deserter to be refused asylum by the Immigration and Refugee Board.

"I am sure he will be terribly disappointed," Jeffrey House, Key's lawyer, said yesterday. "I thought we had an invincible case."

Key was shipped to Iraq in April 2003 and left 240 days later, disillusioned by the war and shaken by the actions of fellow soldiers.

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