Monday, 3 August 2009

Free Fayiz! GottaLaff's Tireless campaign.

For several weeks now, my gorgeous American pal GottaLaff or 'Laffy' as she likes to be known has been tirelessly championing the cause of Fayiz al-Kandari. She has made post after post on her blog The Political Carnival and The Capitol Beat.

Fayiz al-Kandari is a Kuwaiti detainee at U.S. Military base Guantanamo Bay and has been for the last 7 and a half years. You may wonder what he was convicted of, the answer to that is NOTHING!

You may wonder what evidence the U.S. has against Fayiz, the answer to that question is again NOTHING, it is all hearsay, which last time I checked was inadmissible in an American court of law. As Fayiz al-Kandari's defence attorney Major Barry Wingard said on Common Sense Radio a few weeks ago, it is "Hearsay upon hearsay, someone told another person something who told a translator who then told an interrogator". You would think a country with the resources of the United States would at least be able to find some scrap of evidence against someone they claim is an "enemy combatant".

You can read GottaLaff's latest post and everything she has ever written about Fayiz al-Kandari by clicking here. So what can you do to help Fayiz al-Kandari?

If you are a Twitter user, you can use the hashtag #FreeFayiz. You can also tweet @GottaLaff to find out how else you can help. You can stay updated on the campaign to Free Fayiz by visiting The Political Carnival.

For residents of the United Kingdom you can also write to your Member of Parliament to find out what they can do to help Fayiz al-Kandari. If you do not know who your MP is you can find out by visiting Parliament's website.

For residents of the United States you can write to your Representatives in Congress and the Senate, you can find their contact details here.

A big thank you to GottaLaff and Major Barry Wingard for their tireless efforts on behalf of Fayiz al-Kandari.

For further details visit The Political Carnival.

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