Hunger-striking Guantanamo detainee health deteriorating

September 9, 2016 8:34 PM

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MONTEVIDEO, Uruguay – Activists and Uruguayan officials say the health of a former Guantanamo detainee resettled in the South American country is deteriorating as he continues a hunger strike at his home.

Syrian native Abu Wa'el Dhiab is demanding to leave Uruguay, which took him in with five other former Guantanamo prisoners in 2014.

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