Ex-Guantanamo detainee plans hunger strike in Uruguay

September 1, 2016 6:14 PM

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Ex-Guantanamo detainee plans hunger strike in Uruguay

MONTEVIDEO, Uruguay – A former Guantanamo detainee new resettled in Uruguay is planning to start a hunger strike to demand he be allowed to leave the South American country.

The Uruguayan government's liaison with Syrian native Abu Wa'el Dhiab and five other former Guantanamo detainees says Dhiab told him of his plans for the hunger strike.

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