Fayiz Mohammed Ahmed Al Kandari -- is a 27 year-old student who went to Afghanistan during his summer vacation in 2001 to render humanitarian aid. It was his belief that helping others might honor his grandmother, who had just died, and bring better health to his mother, who is suffering from cancer. After being captured by U.S. forces, he wrote in a message to his family that an American investigator had questioned him and found nothing against him, and he believed he would soon be freed. He wrote in a Red Cross letter, “If the construction of a mosque…or the digging of a well is the sin that makes me a detainee, then I willingly accept my detention.”

For more information, please read the following editorial opinions concerning Fayiz:

Nine Years Too Long (TruthOut--November 20, 2010)

Perverting Democracy by Preventing Disclosure (TruthOut--September 18, 2010)

The War on Terror: Beyond the Military (Huffington Post--July 28, 2010)

The Erosion of Individual Liberties: When Justice and Politics Become One (Truth Out--July 3, 2010)

WMA: Interview with Lt. Col. Wingard and LCDR Bogucki (Head-On with Bob Kincaid--May 12, 2010)

MP3: Alan Colmes Interview with Lt. Col. Wingard and LCDR Bogucki (Alan Colmes Radio Show--May 4, 2010)

Interview on Pacifica Radio (WPFW-FM) (May 4, 2010)

MP3: Virtually Speaking: Special Guantanamo Town Hall (Blog Talk Radio--April 26, 2010)

Trust Kuwait to Reintegrate its Citizens (Kuwait Times--April 15, 2010)

Obama: Bush Lite on Guantanamo (Kuwait Times--April 5, 2010)

Obama: Bush Lite on Guantanamo (Huffington Post--March 27, 2010)

The Abandonment of American Principles (March 27, 2010)

Kuwait Needs to Speak Up on Guantanamo (March 1, 2010)

A Paint Job & New Zip Code for Guantanamo (February 19, 2010)

No Justice Forever - America's New Foreign Policy of Indefinite Detention (February 16, 2010)

American Principal is Power (December 14, 2009)

Itís not just Waterboarding (September 29, 2009)

Rehabilitation: One Possible Solution for Some Gitmo Detainees (August 2, 2009)

Eight Years Later, still no Justice (July 26, 2009)

No Justice Today (July 1, 2009)