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Guantanamo detainee cites POW stipulation in bid for freedom

The Los Angeles Times, 4 February 2014
Publié le : 4 février 2014
 Richard A. Serrano 
WASHINGTON — A Kuwaiti detainee at Guantanamo Bay is mounting a novel legal challenge to win his release, arguing in a federal lawsuit that he should be freed when U.S. combat troops pull out of Afghanistan because international law stipulates that prisoners of war be returned home once a conflict is over.

The lawsuit is the latest attempt in a 12-year struggle by the Odah family of Kuwait to secure the release of a dozen Kuwaiti young men who were captured in Afghanistan after the Sept. 11, 2001, attacks and brought to the terrorist prison in Cuba.

Though 10 have been released over the years, two remain in Guantanamo, including Fawzi Odah, 36, who is the son of Khalid Odah, a U.S.-trained Kuwaiti air force colonel who worked with American troops in the 1991 Gulf War to help organize his country's resistance against Iraq.

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