MONTEVIDEO, Uruguay – Supporters of a former Guantanamo prisoner who has been unhappy living in Uruguay say that another country has offered to accept him.
They say the offer prompted Syrian native Abu Wa'el Dhiab to drop a lengthy hunger strike to press his demands.
The group "Vigil for Dhiab" reports the offer on its Facebook page. Members confirmed its authenticity on Saturday.
It doesn't say which country made the offer and it's unclear if Dhiab has travel documents.
Uruguay's government says it's repeatedly tried without success to find another country to accept Dhiab and his family. It's also offered to bring his family to Uruguay, but he's rejected the offer.
Dhiab is one of six former prisoners from the U.S. naval base at Guantanamo, Cuba, who were resettled in Uruguay in 2014.