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Concerns raised over welfare of Guantanamo detainee released to Morocco


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Concerns raised over welfare of Guantanamo detainee released to Morocco

Clemency Wells

UNITED KINGDOM - Lawyers at international human rights organisation Reprieve are increasingly concerned for the safety and well-being of their client Younous Chekkouri, a Moroccan national who was recently released from Guantanamo Bay.

Reprieve representatives today learned that Mr Chekkouri has been transferred from Guantánamo and is in Morocco, but have been unable to meet or speak to him since the US handed him to Moroccan authorities. He is being held in an unknown location, and has not been allowed so far to contact his local lawyer, in apparent violation of Moroccan law.

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