Return to Kuwait sought for Guantanamo prisoner

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Posted: Jun 04, 2014 1:59 PM

MIAMI (AP) — A lawyer for one of the last prisoners from Kuwait held at Guantanamo Bay has told a government review panel that his client will be closely monitored if returned to his homeland.

Attorney Eric Lewis says Kuwait has agreed to keep Fawzi al-Odah in a rehabilitation center for at least a year.

Al-Odah would also surrender his passport and check in weekly with police after his release from rehabilitation.

The prisoner has been at the U.S. base in Cuba on suspicion of involvement with terrorism since February 2002. He has not been charged. He appeared Wednesday before a board reviewing whether the U.S. can transfer certain prisoners previously deemed too dangerous to release.

The board is to review the case of the last Kuwaiti prisoner next week.