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The refugee GI seeking asylum here

By Samantha Haque

Updated on 28 January 2009

More4 News talks to the US serviceman claiming political asylum in Germany because he refuses to take part in a war he says is illegal.

When you think of an asylum seeker in Europe, you probably imagine someone from an impoverished war zone or repressive regime in Africa or Asia - from Zimbabwe perhaps, or Iran.

But next week a court in Germany will begin hearing an unusual application, with the potential to upset Germany's relations with the USA.

Samantha Haque went to southern Germany to meet the would-be refugee.

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