Va. Man on No-Fly List Can Return Home from Egypt – Tickle the Wire

A Virginia man who had been in no-fly list hell for months will now be allowed to return to the U.S., the Associated Press reported.

Yahya Wehelie spent 18 months in Yemen. In May, he was heading home to Virginia and was changing planes in Cairo when the FBI stopped him and told him he was on the no-fly list. He was then stuck in Egypt.

The New York Times had reported that the FBI wanted to question him about his contact with an American in Yemen accused of hooking up with al Qaeda and fatally shooting a hospital guard. He and his parents said at the time eh wanted to come home and finish his education and get a job. They also said he hated al Qaeda.

  • Osint

    It's a strange idea that you can get stuck in other countries because your own government no longer allows you to travel. How do other countries deal with this, when people don't have or no longer have a valid residence permit ? The person cannot stay, but cannot be deported either ?