U.S. lawmakers blast Obama administration over ex-Guantanamo prisoner


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  • Friday, 08 Jul 2016

Former Guantanamo Bay prisoner Jihad Ahmad Diyab looks on during an interview in Buenos Aires February 13, 2015. REUTERS/Enrique Marcarian

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. lawmakers sharply criticized President Barack Obama's administration on Thursday over the disappearance of a former Guantanamo detainee, calling for an end to transfers from the prison because of fears former prisoners could launch attacks on Americans.

They also raised concerns about reports that Jihad Diyab, a Syrian among six detainees resettled in Uruguay in December 2014, has disappeared and may now be in Brazil.

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