USA: Who are the Guantánamo Detainees? Case Sheet 18: Kuwaiti National: Fawzi Khaled Abdullah Fahad al-Odah
Fawzi al-Odah is one of four Kuwaiti detainees who remain held without charge or trial at Guantánamo. He travelled to Pakistan in August 2001 and later worked in Afghanistan until the US invasion when he fled to the Pakistan border to escape the bombing. There he was captured, jailed, and later handed over to US forces who held him in Afghanistan, before transferring him to Guantánamo. Amnesty International is calling for the closure of the detention facility at Guantánamo Bay and either release the detainees held there or charge and try them in accordance with international standards.