After 13 Years Imprisoned Without Charge, Man Released From Guantanamo

Groups say human rights violations at the prison continue, Gitmo must be closed by Andrea Germanos – A man held at the Guantánamo Bay prison for nearly 13 years without charge has been transferred to his home country of Kuwait. The Department of Defense made the announcement of his release Wednesday. Thirty-seven-year-old Fawzi al Odah is the first man to be released based on the assessment of the Periodic Review Board, a body established in 2011 through an executive order and tasked with evaluating the merits of ongoing detention for Guantánamo prisoners. Agence France-Presse reports that in 2001, Odah “was seized by tribesmen in northern Pakistan, who sold him to the Pakistani army, which in turn handed him over to the United States.” The transfer agreement requires al Odah to spend at least a year at a rehabilitation facility, according to reporting by the Associated Press. One hundred forty-eight men still...

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