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

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.