Now Free, Ex-Guantánamo Inmates Celebrate With a Double-Wedding

Adel bin Muhammad El Ouerghi and Omar Abdelhadi Faraj will marry their brides at a joint ceremony in Montevideo, Uruguay.

Omar Abdelhadi Faraj and Adel bin Muhammad El Ouerghi.

A pair of former Guantánamo inmates, who have now settled in Uruguay after being released from the prison, will be getting married to Uruguayan Muslim converts in a double-wedding ceremony in June. The men, named Adel bin Muhammad El Ouerghi and Omar Abdelhadi Faraj, are two of six former detainees who have found a refuge in Uruguay, at the invitation of the president, Jose Mujica. The imam who will be officiating the ceremony, Samir Selim, told the Associated Press that it will take place at a mosque in Montevideo—the same mosque where El Ouerghi and Faraj met their wives-to-be.

“This is great. It’s beautiful,” Selim said to the “These men want to make their lives here in Uruguay. They want to work and live like other men, and that means getting married.”