Originally published by BBC, 1 March 2010
The US Supreme Court has said it will not consider an appeal by seven Chinese Muslims held at Guantanamo Bay, saying the facts of the case have changed.
The case would have had implications over whether US judges could order Guantanamo detainees to be freed in the US if no other country will take them.
The seven men were among a group of Uighurs captured in Afghanistan in 2001 and have all been cleared of charges.
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