High Court Declines Review Of Somali Man's Asylum Bid

By Kevin Penton (June 8, 2015, 4:49 PM EDT) -- The U.S. Supreme Court declined on Monday to review an Eleventh Circuit decision that denied an asylum bid for a Somali man who claimed he would have to choose between death or becoming a terrorist upon deportation.

Ali Bashir Mohamed asserted that he fled Somalia in 2008 after the Islamist militant group al-Shabab murdered his brother and threatened to kill him if he did not join their cause, according to his April 27 petition for certiorari, which the court denied without comment.

Mohamed, born a member of the minority ethnic Garre clan, said his clan is considered by other groups not...

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