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Shaker Aamer case: Reaction to Hague comments

Responding to reports that the Foreign Secretary William Hague has raised with US Secretary of State Hillary Clinton the question of resolving the case of Shaker Aamer, a former UK resident detained at Guantánamo for nearly nine years, Amnesty International UK Director Kate Allen said:

“It’s extremely welcome that Mr Hague has raised Shaker Aamer’s case with Secretary of State Clinton.

“We now need to see the foreign secretary agreeing with the US authorities a timetable for Shaker’s speedy return to his family in the UK.

“Unless the US authorities can demonstrate that Shaker Aamer is to be allowed a proper trial, he should be freed and returned home to Britain at the earliest opportunity.”

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