Shaker Aamer: 13 years in Guantánamo Bay

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 froShaker Aamer has finally been released after being detained in Guantánamo Bay detention centre without charge or trial for the last 13 years.

The reports come after a 30-day 'notification' period allowing US Congress to be informed of the terms of Shaker Aamer’s release from the US military base.

Oct 30 2015 9:53AM
After more than 13 years, Shaker Aamer has been released from Guantánamo Bay
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Refugees Welcome!
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When Shaker Aamer is released from Guantánamo next month, it will be a strange sort of victory for his family
Over the years the campaign for justice for Shaker Aaker has seemed an almost hopeless one. Turning out with family and supporters to hand-deliver petitions to Downing Street or the US Embassy in London has been a forlorn affair, marke...

Shaker Aamer: reports of return to UK welcomed

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‘His return to his family in Britain won’t come a moment too soon’ - Kate Allen

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