Summaries of Arabic Newspaper Articles
May 24, 2010
"Al Rai" reports that MP Dr. Walid Al Tabtabani, head of the Parliamentary Human Rights Committee, hosted two U.S. Attorneys assigned to defend the Kuwaiti detainees Fayiz al-Kandari and Fawzi al-Odah at Guantanamo. During the meeting, discussions focused on encouraging the Kuwaiti and U.S. governments to accelerate the release of the detainees. Since all the requirements and conditions have been met by the Kuwaiti government, Kuwait demands freedom for Fayiz Al Kandari and Fawzi Al-Odah.
"Al Jarida" reports that the Parliamentary Human Rights Committee calls upon the accelerated release of Kuwaiti detainees at Guantanamo. MP Dr. Al Waleed, the head of the parliamentary human rights committee hosted two U.S. Attorneys assigned to defense Kuwaiti detainees at Guantanamo. Tabtabani said that the Trading Commission for the Defense of Human Rights needs to encourage the governments of Kuwait and the U.S. to accelerate the release of the detainees since there is no proof of their involvement in terrorism against the U.S.
"Al Qabas" reports that MP Dr. Walid Al Tabtabani, among other issues discussed with the U.S. military attorneys, expressed the need to encourage the governments of Kuwait and the U.S. to speed up the process of releasing Kuwaiti detainees from Guantanamo. The Kuwaiti detainees' attorneys have shown sufficient proof of non-involvement in terrorist activity against the U.S. Their detention has no legal basis and they are being held without trial and without evidence.
"Al Aan" reports that the head of the Parliamentary Human Rights Committee requested the release of Kuwaiti detainees, Fayez al-Kandari and Fawzi al-Odah, who have been held at Guantanamo since 2001. After meeting with Lt. Col. Barry Wingard and Lt. Cmdr. Kevin Bogucki, Tabtabani said that the U.S. does not intend to try the two Kuwaiti prisoners, therefore, the government of Kuwait must ask for the release of both al-Kandari and al-Odah.