Ex-Guantanamo Bay prisoners set to marry in Uruguay have not taken out licenses
MONTEVIDEO, Uruguay – 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.