A Guantánamo inmate was released to Belize after suing for wrongful imprisonment

March 2, 2023

...Belize, where Khan arrived on Thursday, has emphasized he is there as a free man on humanitarian grounds, similar to a migrant or refugee looking for a second chance. Jestin said Khan is learning Spanish, which is also commonly spoken in the country. He also wants to get a job, and expects his wife and daughter to join him, "so I hope he'll assimilate easily," she added.

Another attorney for Khan, Wells Dixon of the Center for Constitutional Rights, has represented him since his arrival at Guantánamo in 2006. In a statement, he said he is "thrilled that Majid is free," adding that "Belize has done an outstanding job to prepare for his resettlement, and their success serves as a model for other countries." ...

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March 6, 2023