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Ex-Guantanamo Bay prisoners set to marry in Uruguay have not taken out licenses

  • FILE - In this Friday, Dec. 12, 2014 photo, Adel bin Muhammad El Ouerghi from Tunisia, stands with fellow, ex-Guantanamo Bay prisoners, on the balcony of the home where they are living in Montevideo, Uruguay. Adel bin Muhammad El Ouerghi and Omar Abdelhadi Faraj, from Syria, pictured third from left, reportedly plan to wed Uruguayan women the first weekend of June 2015. (AP Photo/Matilde Campodonico, File)

    FILE - In this Friday, Dec. 12, 2014 photo, Adel bin Muhammad El Ouerghi from Tunisia, stands with fellow, ex-Guantanamo Bay prisoners, on the balcony of the home where they are living in Montevideo, Uruguay. Adel bin Muhammad El Ouerghi and Omar Abdelhadi Faraj, from Syria, pictured third from left, reportedly plan to wed Uruguayan women the first weekend of June 2015. (AP Photo/Matilde Campodonico, File)  (The Associated Press)

  • FILE - In this Feb. 24, 2015 file photo, Adel bin Muhammad El Ouerghi, from Tunisia, from left, Ali Husain Shaaban, from Syria, and Omar Abdelahdi Faraj, from Syria, stand inside the home they share with three other former Guantanamo detainees in Montevideo, Uruguay. Adel bin Muhammad El Ouerghi and Omar Abdelhadi Faraj, reportedly plan to wed Uruguayan women the first weekend of June 2015. (AP Photo/Matilde Campodonico, File)

    FILE - In this Feb. 24, 2015 file photo, Adel bin Muhammad El Ouerghi, from Tunisia, from left, Ali Husain Shaaban, from Syria, and Omar Abdelahdi Faraj, from Syria, stand inside the home they share with three other former Guantanamo detainees in Montevideo, Uruguay. Adel bin Muhammad El Ouerghi and Omar Abdelhadi Faraj, reportedly plan to wed Uruguayan women the first weekend of June 2015. (AP Photo/Matilde Campodonico, File)  (The Associated Press)

  • Former Guantanamo detainee Adel bin Muhammad El Ouerghi of Tunisia, stands next to his bride Roma Blanco as she wave to the press, after a religious ceremony at their home in Montevideo, Uruguay, Friday, June 5, 2015. El Ouerghi wed Friday afternoon in a religious ceremony. Blanco said Friday that they would take out a wedding license next week. Having a license is required in Uruguay for a union to be recognized. (AP Photo/Matilde Campodonico)

    Former Guantanamo detainee Adel bin Muhammad El Ouerghi of Tunisia, stands next to his bride Roma Blanco as she wave to the press, after a religious ceremony at their home in Montevideo, Uruguay, Friday, June 5, 2015. El Ouerghi wed Friday afternoon in a religious ceremony. Blanco said Friday that they would take out a wedding license next week. Having a license is required in Uruguay for a union to be recognized. (AP Photo/Matilde Campodonico)  (The Associated Press)

Two former Guantanamo Bay prisoners who reportedly plan to wed Uruguayan women this weekend apparently have not taken out marriage licenses.

Having a license is required in Uruguay for a union to be recognized. Also, the priest or other person officiating can be punished for overseeing a ceremony if a license hasn't been obtained.

Fatima Posadas is an Uruguayan woman who converted to Islam. She confirmed to The Associated Press Thursday that she and husband-to-be Omar Abdelhadi Faraj from Syria didn't have a license.

She says she's marrying by the laws of Islam.

Adel bin Muhammad El Ouerghi was also to wed this weekend but a local lawyer says he did not have a license either.

The two men and four others were resettled in Uruguay in December.