The Swiss government says it won’t make a final decision on whether to take in two Uighur brothers who’ve been held at Guantanamo Bay until it’s heard from the canton of Jura, where the two men would ultimately be heading.
The Cabinet’s comments come amid deep divisions in parliament over the issue.
Some MPs have warned that accepting the two men would threaten national security and relations with China.
Others say it’s Switzerland’s humanitarian duty to take them in, as there’s no evidence they’re linked to terrorism.
Justice Minister Eveline Widmer-Schlumpf is expected to meet officials from Jura later this month, and the Cabinet says it won’t make a decision until then.