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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.

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Canada Lets Youngest Guantánamo Bay Inmate Out on Bail

Omar Khadr, detained at 15-years-old, is released more than 12 years later into the supervision of his lawyer.

More than twelve years after he was first admitted into Guantánamo Bay as the prison’s youngest detainee, Omar Khadr was released yesterday on a $5,000 bail. He was only 15-years-old when he was first jailed. Today, at 28, he walked out of a Canadian courthouse a free man.

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