shaker aamer


US-UK Row Reopens Over 'Dangerous' Ex-Guantanamo Detainee Shaker Aamer

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."
Ben Bryant and Namir Shabibi

'Just Let Them Go Home': Ex-Gitmo Detainees Beg Obama to Close Camp Once and for All

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.
Miriam Wells
defense & security

Guantanamo 'Built on How to Destroy a Human Being': Shaker Aamer Speaks For the First Time

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.
defense & security

Shaker Aamer, the Last Remaining UK Guantanamo Detainee, Has Been Released

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.
Jason Leopold and Ben Bryant

Shaker Aamer, the Last Remaining British Guantánamo Detainee, Is Finally Going to Be Freed

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.
Oscar Rickett

The Last British Guantanamo Detainee Will Now Be Released to the UK

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.
Sally Hayden
defense & security

After 13 Years at Guantanamo, Pentagon Transfers Six Yemeni Detainees to Oman

The detainees sent to Oman on Friday have all been cleared for release for years and have never been charged with a crime.
Jason Leopold

The US Still Hasn't Released Shaker Aamer from Guantanamo, and It's 'Insulting' the UK

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.
Ben Bryant
defense & security

Obama Will 'Prioritize' the Case of Shaker Aamer, the Last British Detainee at Guantanamo

The same week Republican senators moved to limit transfers of Gitmo detainees, British PM David Cameron pleaded Aamer's case to President Obama.
Jason Leopold
behind the bars: guantanamo bay

Colonel John Bogdan Has No Nose

A fable about the former Guantánamo warden by Shaker Aamer, a British detainee.
Shaker Aamer
behind the bars: guantanamo bay

The Declaration of No Human Rights

My extended periods in solitary confinement have led me to conclude that the US government has already adopted the DNHR.
Shaker Aamer
behind the bars: guantanamo bay

Why Are Prisoners Who Have Been Cleared for Release Still in ​Guantánamo?

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.
Ramzi Kassem