MPs call for release of ‘Gitmos’ Lawyer criticises Jones’ statement

KUWAIT CITY, June 2: Speaker of Parliament Jassem Al-Khorafi, as well as 33 MPs, have signed a petition requesting the US government to release the Kuwaiti Guantanamo Bay detainees or refer them to a fair trial, said attorney Duwaim Al-Muwaizri on Thursday.
Al-Muwaizri, who is part of the defense committee that represents prisoners Fayez Al-Khandari and Fawzi Al-Odah, said that he requested both the legislative and executive authorities to reconsider the case and work on recommendations on how to better protect the detainees.
The attorney expressed his disapproval of Kuwait US Ambassador’s statements on the situation. According to Al-Muwaizri, Deborah Jones had stated to a magazine that the prisoners are a danger to Kuwait and the United States. He noted the statements indicate that the US administration will resume its detentions.
Meanwhile, lawyer Adel Abdulhadi — member of the defense team appointed to represent Al-Kandari — issued a response to Jones’ statement which is alleged to have classified both of the Guantanamo detainees as “terrorists”.
“Noting that the above-mentioned statement provokes the feelings of humanity in general and the Kuwaiti people in particular, it is outrageous that the US Ambassador who represents the largest nation in the world that prides itself as upholders of the principles of law, justice and fairness would issue such a statement regarding the Kuwaiti citizens detained at Guantanamo Bay.
“Such an attitude is, however, not surprising as it is the new United States policy consisting of detaining innocent people, shackling and imprisoning them in animal cages without trial and without evidence.
“If these detainees were that dangerous to the United States of America and the State of Kuwait as alleged by Ambassador Deborah Jones, then the justified legal action should have been taken in the last 10 years to present them for trial, enforce the law and mete out punishment where they are declared guilty,” Abdulhadi said.
Consequently, I demand Her Excellency the US Ambassador arrange for an immediate release of Fayez Al-Kandari and Fawzi Al-Odah. We will not hesitate to present them for trial in our country if charges are brought against them since our country respects and applies international laws and regulations and human rights conventions.
I, therefore, urge our government, Members of Parliament, human rights commissions, civil society and all who have participated in the campaign demanding the release of Fawzi Al-Odah and Fayez Al-Kandari to respond urgently and immediately by condemning such a provocative statement,” he added.
 


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Bill sets out Amerikan policy prefectlyBarry | 6/6/2011 4:26:39 PM Eventhough it makes no sense. With Bill below you notice two things almost immediately: first he's not a real good writer and second the arrogance associated with some Americans who still believe in Bill's Amerika (spelled incorrectly intentionally Bill) that is never wrong. Let's start with Bill"s first assertion that those in GTMO were the "worst of worse." GTMO housed 779 human beings that were severely beaten and abused. Of those 779 individuals, 600 have already been released without charge and another 95 are cleared for release. For you Bill, that's an error rate of almost 85%. Of those who remain, the US can prosecute about 30 people, assuming of course they get an unfair system of justice aka. Military Commissions. For Bill, being Amerikan (spelled wrong again for you Bill) means that courts are needed because the government says so. Bill quickly sites to International Courts to prove his point, but completely ignores international courts rules against torture and prosecuting form US government officials who proudly boast of beating handcuffed men into submission. For Bill, being Amerikan gives you certain rights that others do not have like keeping people in animal caged for life (47 in Indefinite detention) without a trial as President Obama has made law in the US March 2011. Bill, your are truly a great Amerikan, and would have been an even better German forty years ago, who needs to hold governments accountable say's Bill? After 9 1/2 years without trial I'm sure there's just mountains of evidence against Fayiz and Fawzi, and the Amerikan's just don't feel like a trial Bill. Maybe Amerika don't want Kuwait to see the the horror that is the new Ameika. He haw he haw Bill
MPs Call For Release Of ‘Gitmos’Bill Bowers | 6/3/2011 10:06:15 AM THE PRISONER NEED TO BE LOCKED UP AND TREATED LIKE ANIMALS BECAUSE THEY DO NOT CARE ABOUT ANYONES LIVES. THEY KILL AND TORTURE INNOCENT MEN, WOMEN AND CHILDREN. THEY ARE A ENDANGER TO THE SOCIETY AND THE TO THE PEOPLE. THE MP'S NEED TO REALLY LEARN THE TRUTH AS TO WHY THESE 2 KUWAITI'S BEEN ARRESTED AND DETAINED IN GITMO BAY. WHY ARE THEY HELPING AND ASSISTING TERRORIST? WHY ARE THEY INVOLVED IN THE KILLING OF INNOCENT MEN, WOMEN AND CHILDREN? THEY NEED TO ASK THEMSELVES THESE QUESTIONS. IS THE MP'S ALLOWING OR ASSISTING TERRORIST ACTIVITIES? ARE THEY FUNDING TERRORIST? KUWAIT HAS NO JURISDICTION IN GITMO BAY NOR DO THEY HAVE ANY SAY SO ABOUT WHAT IS HAPPENING. WHEN KUWAIT SENDS THEIR MILITARY TO ASSIST OTHER MILITARY TROOPS IN IRAQ, AFGHANISTAN AND OTHER AREAS TO FIGHT TERRORIST THEN PEOPLE WILL RECOGNIZE WHAT THEY SAY BUT NOT UNTIL THEN. SO THEY NEED TO KNOW THE FACTS. IF THE UNITED STATES RELEASE THOSE 2 KUWAITI'S AND THEY SLIP OUT OF THE KUWAIT'S HANDS AND BLOW THEMSELVES OR HURT OTHERS IS KUWAIT GOING TO TAKE THE RESPONSIBILITY OF THIS? IS KUWAIT GOING TO PAY FOR THOSE FAMILIES SHOULD THOSE 2 KUWAITI'S GET RELEASED TO KUWAIT'S AUTHORITIES AND THEY KILL OTHERS? IS KUWAIT GOING TO TAKE THE RESPONSIBILITY? THE ANSWER IS NO BECAUSE THEY GAVE EXCUSES WHEN THE 1ST KUWAITI GOT RELEASED AND KILLED INNOCENT MEN, WOMEN AND CHILDREN AND SOME OF THE TROOPS. SO THE MP'S NEED TO SERIOUSLY LEARN THE TRUTH AND TAKE RESPONSIBILITY OF THEIR FIRST MISTAKE WITH THE 1ST KUWAITI.
MPs Call For Release Of ‘Gitmos’Bill Bowers | 6/3/2011 9:55:04 AM I WOULD HAVE TO SIDE WITH DEBORAH JONES. THE TERRORIST WHO ARE HELD IN GITMAO BAY ARE A DANGER TO SOCIETY AND NEED TO BE REMAINED LOCKED UP. THE MP CAN DEMAND WHATEVER THEY WANT BUT THIS IS OUT OF THEIR HANDS PERIOD. THE LAST TIME THE UNITED STATES RELEASED ONE OF THE KUWAITI'S FROM GITMO BAY THEY HAD PROMISED THE UNITED STATES THEY WOULD HANDLE HIM BUT GUESS WHAT HE SLIPPED OUT OF KUWAIT'S HANDS AND BLEW HIMSELF UP IN SUICIDE BOMBING IN IRAQ AND KILLED INNOCENT MEN. WOMEN AND CHILDREN ALONG WITH SOME TROOPS. ITS NOT GOING TO HAPPEN AGAIN AS KUWAIT HAS PROVED TO EVERYONE THEY COULD NOT HANDLE JUST THAT ONE CASE. ALL THE AMERICANS SUPPORT THE RIGHT FOR TERRORIST TO BE LOCKED UP FOR LIFE. KUWAIT DOES NOT UNDERSTAND THE RULES OF WAR PERIOD. SO THE BEST BET IS FOR KUWAIT TO STAY OUT OF THE MIDDLE OF IT BECAUSE THEY WOULD NOT LIKE THE UNITED STATES TO GET INVOLVED IN THE LEGAL COURT PROCEEDING THAT HAS HAPPEN IN KUWAIT WHERE THE PEOPLE WHO HAVE BEEN CAUGHT LEGALLY WITH THE EVIDENCE AT HAND WHO GET RELEASED. SO THE MP'S NEED TO BE CONCERN ABOUT FIXING THE GOVERNMENT AND TENDING TO KUWAIT ISSUES SUCH HAS HUMAN TRAFFICKING, HUMAN RIGHTS VIOLATIONS, THE ENVIRONMENTAL, THE POLICE WHO VIOLATE THE LAWS AND MORE. INSTEAD OF GETTING IN THE MIDDLE OF SOMETHING THEY HAVE NO CLUE NOR JURISDICTION TO GET INVOLVED PERIOD.
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