Like his fellow prisoners at Guantanamo Bay, Kuwaiti detainee Fayiz Mohammed Ahmed al-Kandari hoped that President Obama’s election would finally bring justice. Judges, not political appointees, would prevail and restore the rule of law.
Unfortunately, nothing seems to have changed. The Obama administration is reportedly considering an executive order that would “reassert presidential authority to incarcerate terrorism suspects indefinitely,” and the situation at the prison itself is worsening.
Fayiz, who has been my client for about 10 months, has been confined at Guantanamo for more than seven years. He has been subjected to harsh treatment and “enhanced interrogation techniques,” resulting in physical and psychological pain.… Seguir leyendo »