McLEAN, Va. (AP) — A U.S. citizen who has been stuck for months in Kuwait after embassy officials confiscated his passport is asking Secretary of State Hillary Clinton to intervene.
Aziz Nouhaili, a naturalized U.S. citizen from Morocco, has been unable to leave Kuwait since February, when his passport was taken. He says he was told to no longer think of himself as a citizen and that his naturalization may be revoked.
The problem apparently stems from a decades-old passport problem he had before he became a citizen.
Nouhaili's lawyer with the Council on American-Islamic Relations says all U.S. citizens enjoy a legal right to return to the United States and receive due process through the judicial system. He expects to file a federal lawsuit if the State Department does not change course.