How US Destroyed Former Guantánamo Prisoner’s Life, ‘Slandered’ Him, And Left Him To Suffer In Moroccan Jail
Because of U.S. reluctance to admit Younous Chekkouri’s innocence, Morocco is threatening to subject the former Guantanamo prisoner to more investigations.
After months of pressure by Reprieve, a human rights organization, former Guantánamo prisoner Younous Chekkouri has finally been freed from a Moroccan jail.
Muhammad Bawazir, a Yemeni detained at Guantánamo Bay who was force-fed during hunger strikes, refused to be transferred to a country in the Balkans.
With the latest release, Oman has resettled more prisoners from Guantánamo Bay than any other nation. Many were held for years simply for being Yemeni.
The U.S. admitted Younous Chekkouri, a man held in Guantanamo for 14 years, has no ties to al-Qaida. But that may not stop Morocco from charging him anyway.
A Moroccan released from Guantanamo Bay prison was blindfolded and shackled during his flight to Morocco, where he remains in detention, according to his attorney. Younis Abdurrahman Chekkouri, who was detained for 13 years, was repatriated to Morocco last week. Moroccan authorities did not immediately release him.