Shaker Aamer has finally been released

 14 years ago Shaker Aamer was sold to the CIA whilst working building schools and wells to provide clean drinking water to those living in desperate conditions in Afghanistan.

 Shaker Aamer’s return to British soil from Guantanamo this morning is a momentous occasion and a tribute to the tireless work of the dedicated campaigners that have fought so resolutely for him to be freed.

 Shaker Aamer’s 14 years of incarceration in Guantanamo Bay despitenever having stood trial, never having been convicted and cleared for release by successive US administrations is a dark chapter in the history rights abuses.

 As chair of the Shaker Aamer Parliamentary Group, I am proud to have contributed to securing his release. We will now do all we can now to provide Shaker and his family with the support they need to reintegrate back into our society and lead a normal life. In the fullness of time we expect now to be given answers to what happened to him, why this gross miscarriage of justice was allowed to occur and the extent of British involvement in his plight.”

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  • commented 2015-11-06 03:20:31 +0000
    Strongly agree with Nicola’s comments (below). And many congratulations on the success of your campaign to bring Saker Aamer home.
  • commented 2015-11-02 13:24:46 +0000
    Great news on the release of Shaker Aamer, I hope he is able to rebuild a new life with his family and friends. Now we need to ramp up the pressure for other detainees in Guantanamo. The US need to either let them go or if they have proof of wrong doing (never published) charge them. Basic human rights apply to ALL. You cannot hold human beings indefinitely without trial, without showing any evidence, without even telling the detainees what they have supposedly done! The existence of Guantanamo Bay casts a dark shadow on us all.