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    Originally from Yemen, 37-year-old Abdel Malik Wahab al Rahabi was delivered to Montenegro instead of his home country because of extremism-related concerns. He spent in the Guantanamo prison 14 years and has never been charged with a crime.

    WASHINGTON (Sputnik) – One of Guantanamo prisoners, who spent 14 years at the notorious US detention facility in Cuba, has been delivered to Montenegro, the man’s attorney said.

    "He’s been waiting for 14 years to reunite with his wife and the daughter he’s never met," David Remes said as quoted by The Miami Herald on Wednesday. "We are glad he’s been released at last."

    Abdel Malik Wahab al Rahabi, 37, was cleared for release in December 2014. Originally from Yemen, Rahabi was delivered to Montenegro instead of his home country because of extremism-related concerns.

    Rahabi’s attorney did not say when the man’s wife and daughter could reunite with him in Montenegro.

    Rahabi was imprisoned at Guantanamo Bay the day the detention facility opened and was never charged with a crime. The US military sent him to Guantanamo on suspicion of serving as one of Osama bin Laden’s bodyguards in Afghanistan.

    There are still 79 detainees in Guantanamo.

    The United States has been widely criticized for the operation of the Guantanamo Bay detention facility. US President Barack Obama has repeatedly pledged to close the notorious prison amid mounting concern of human rights abuses, such as force-feeding and torture, but the detention camp in Cuba remains open.


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