Gitmo "is forgotten and its condemned men will never get an opportunity to prove their innocence or be free."


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I recently posted After 11 years, still no justice for this Kuwaiti Gitmo prisoner. #FreeFayiz about Lt. Col. Barry Wingard's client, Fayiz Al-Kandari. I've been writing about Fayiz's story for years. Barry is convinced beyond a doubt that Fayiz is innocent, and yet he's been imprisoned all this time without so much as a trial.

The latest development in this endless saga is another disturbing one. You can read it here on the Free Fayiz and Fawzi Facebook page. In case you can't access it, here you go:

Fayiz has lost more than twenty pounds and lacks the ability to concentrate for more than a few minutes at a time due to a camp wide hunger strike. Apparently there is a dispute over searches and the confiscations. We believe there is a desperation setting amongst the prisoners whereby GTMO is forgotten and its condemned men will never get an opportunity to prove their innocence or be free. We have more meetings scheduled over the next two weeks.


here; That link includes one specific to only *Fayiz al-Kandari’s story here.

Here are audio and video interviews with Lt. Col. Wingard, one by David Shuster, one by Ana Marie Cox, and more. My guest commentary at BuzzFlash is here.

Lt. Col. Barry Wingard is a military attorney who represents Fayiz Al-Kandari in the Military Commission process and in no way represents the opinions of his home state. When not on active duty, Colonel Wingard is a public defender in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania.

If you’d like to see ways you can take action, go here and scroll down to the end of the article.

Then read Jane Mayer’s book The Dark Side. You’ll have a much greater understanding of why I post endlessly about this, and why I’m all over the CIA deception issues, too.

More of Fayiz’s story here, at