MONTEVIDEO, Uruguay – Uruguay's foreign minister says that a resettled former Guantanamo prisoner who had been missing since last month has appeared in Venezuela.
Syrian native Abu Wa'el Dhiab is one of six former Guantanamo prisoners who were resettled in Uruguay after being released by U.S. authorities in 2014, invited by then President Jose Mujica as a humanitarian gesture. His disappearance last month set off alarm bells in neighboring countries and recriminations by U.S. lawmakers.
Foreign Minister Rodolfo Nin Novoa said Wednesday that Dhiab appeared at Uruguay's consulate in the Venezuelan capital.
Dhiab was reportedly last seen in mind-July in the small city of Chuy in the Uruguay-Brazil border.