Virginia Teen Returns Home After Being Detained In Kuwait | WAMU 88.5 - American University Radio

WAMU 88.5 : News

Virginia Teen Returns Home After Being Detained In Kuwait

Play associated audio
Gulet Mohamed arrives at Dulles Airport from Kuwait on Jan. 21.
Jessica Jordan
Gulet Mohamed arrives at Dulles Airport from Kuwait on Jan. 21.

Lawyers of a Virginia teen who returned home Friday after being detained in Kuwait want to know why he was put on a no-fly list.

Gulet Mohamed, 19, is reuniting with his family Friday. He was able to return to the United States Friday morning on a flight to Dulles International Airport.

He says when he got off the flight he was questioned by FBI officials. His attorneys say he was denied the right to have his lawyer present.

Mohamed, a U.S. citizen, says he's lucky to be alive after being tortured in Kuwait and unable to return home.

"I could have been in a hole for six months and nobody would have known anything about me. So there's other Muslims or non-Muslims that are still being tortured and that have been put on the no-fly list, and they're not being charged with anything. We have been harassed," he says.

Mohamed's attorneys say this is an ongoing case. They want the United States to justify why it puts certain people on the no-fly list.

NPR

The Colorful, Blossoming D.C. Arts Scene In The 1950s, '60s

In 1965 the work of six local painters went on exhibit at the now-defunct Washington Gallery of Modern Art. The show launched a movement, and the painters' work now hangs in major museums. One of those artists, now 97, lives in Arlington, Va.
NPR

Cash For Halloween Candy? Dentists' Buyback Program Is Booming

If you're like many parents, by tomorrow morning you'll be facing a candy glut. One possible solution? Sell it to a dentist participating in a program that sends candy care packages to troops.
NPR

For This Colorado Voter, Oil And Gas Debate Plays Out On His Property

Knocking on doors in Colorado, Steve Inskeep asks Antionio Covello about the election. The successful Denver business owner, a conservative, weighs mineral rights, foreign policy and division at home.
NPR

Selfies With Bears Prompt Warning From Park Rangers

Selfies with bears are showing up on Instagram. Rangers in South Lake Tahoe have been sufficiently worried to issue a warning: Wild bears are unpredictable, and could attack. #bearselfie

Leave a Comment

Help keep the conversation civil. Please refer to our Terms of Use and Code of Conduct before posting your comments.