A US senator claimed this week that Aamer was not transferred to the UK with the full agreement of the US government and military. Meanwhile, British officials said the US case had been "discredited."
On the 14th anniversary of the arrival of the first prisoners at Guantanamo Bay, former detainees met in London to make an emotional appeal to the world to shutter the detention camp for good.
The last British detainee to be released from Guantanamo says British officers witnessed him being tortured by American interrogators and did nothing — but he doesn't want to take legal action.
Aamer, long acknowledged to be a leader of detainees at the detention facility, was never charged with a crime during the 13 years he spent as a captive of the US government.
The inmate, who contributed to a series of VICE stories about the detention center, has been cleared for release since 2007 but will now—at last—get to return to his family.
The British resident and Saudi national has been held in Guantanamo since 2002, despite being twice cleared for release and never being formally charged or put on trial.
The detainees sent to Oman on Friday have all been cleared for release for years and have never been charged with a crime.
British MP Andrew Mitchell was unusually frank with VICE News, saying that the 13-year incarceration of a Guantanamo prisoner is damaging to US-UK relations.
The same week Republican senators moved to limit transfers of Gitmo detainees, British PM David Cameron pleaded Aamer's case to President Obama.
In order for a prisoner to be cleared every single US government agency with a stake in national security affairs has to sign off on his release.
A fable about the former Guantánamo warden by Shaker Aamer, a British detainee.
My extended periods in solitary confinement have led me to conclude that the US government has already adopted the DNHR.