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Guantanamo detainee cites POW stipulation in bid for freedom

Publié par Clifford Armion le 02/04/2014

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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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"Guantanamo detainee cites POW stipulation in bid for freedom", La Clé des Langues [en ligne], Lyon, ENS de LYON/DGESCO (ISSN 2107-7029), avril 2014. Consulté le 14/07/2024. URL: https://cle.ens-lyon.fr/anglais/archives/archives-revue-de-presse/guantanamo-detainee-cites-pow-stipulation-in-bid-for-freedom