Former ‘forever prisoner’ leaves for Kuwait

November 5, 2014 10:12 PM

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Former ‘forever prisoner’ leaves for Kuwait

A Kuwaiti aircraft lifted off from this remote Navy base with a long-held captive before dawn Wednesday, sealing the first repatriation of a former so-called “forever prisoner” whose dangerousness was downgraded by a U.S. government parole board.

Fawzi al Odah, 37, was held for nearly 13 years at Guantánamo, starting off in the crude outdoor prison of barbed wire and chain-link fences called Camp X-Ray. He was never charged with a crime.

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