April 8, 2014
by Nicholas Tomsho
Lawyers for Shaker Aamer, a Saudi citizen and former UK resident detained at Guantanamo Bay, asked a federal judge on Monday to release him on the grounds that he is suffering from post-traumatic stress disorder and other illnesses. The motion for release claims that "Mr. Aamer's mental and ...[read more]
February 12, 2014
by Theresa Donovan
The US Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit on Tuesday denied a request for a preliminary injunction to stop the force-feeding of Guantanamo Bay detainees on a hunger strike. Shaker Aamer and three other detainees are currently engaged in a hunger strike to protest their ...[read more]
September 25, 2013
by Matthew Pomy
Guantanamo detainee Shaker Aamer filed a complaint on Wednesday against UK security forces MI5 and MI6 with the Investigatory Powers Tribunal. The complaint was filed on behalf of Aamer by the British human rights group, Reprieve. The complaint notes that Aamer has been cleared for release by ...[read more]
July 3, 2013
by Samuel Franklin
Four Guantanamo Bay prisoners filed a motion in the US District Court for the District of Columbia on Sunday asking the federal court to order the prison's officials to stop the practice of force-feeding hunger strikers. In their motion, Shaker Aamer, Ahmed Belbacha, Nabil Hadjarab and Abu Wa'el ...[read more]
December 16, 2012
by Cynthia Miley
Guantanamo detainee Shaker Aamer has filed a defamation lawsuit claiming that British agencies MI5 and MI6 had given the US statements the agencies knew to be false. While Aamer has been cleared for release from Guantanamo, he has not been returned to the UK yet. Aamer was detained in Afghanistan ...[read more]
February 12, 2011
by Megan McKee
Amnesty International (AI) on Friday denounced the detention of British resident Shaker Aamer at Guantanamo Bay, calling it a "mockery of justice". Aamer has been held by the US since 2002 on claims that he was fighting with the Taliban. This weekend marks the ninth full year of his detainment, ...[read more]
November 22, 2010
by LaToya Sawyer
Amnesty International (AI) on Monday urged the US and the UK to work towards the release of the last British Guantanamo Bay detainee, Shaker Aamer, whom AI claims is being arbitrarily detained. Aamer, a UK resident, has been held by the US since 2002 on claims that he was fighting with the ...[read more]
December 9, 2009
by Jaclyn Belczyk
A UK High Court judge ruled Tuesday that British Guantanamo Bay detainee Shaker Aamer must have access to secret documents that may contain evidence of torture. Aamer, the only British citizen remaining at the US military prison, petitioned the court for access to the documents, which his lawyers ...[read more]
December 19, 2007
by Caitlin Price
Three UK residents released Wednesday from Guantanamo Bay were detained by UK authorities when they arrived in the UK later in the day. Libyan Omar Deghayes and Algerian Abdennour Sameur were arrested and Jordanian Jamil el Banna was detained under the UK Terrorism Act. Deghayes and el-Banna may ...[read more]
December 7, 2007
by Mike Rosen-Molina
Four of the five UK residents being detained at Guantanamo Bay are scheduled to be released, the BBC reported Friday. Jordanian Jamil el Banna, Libyan Omar Deghayes and Algerian Abdennour Sameur will return to the UK, while Saudi Arabian Shaker Abdur-Raheem Aamer will return to his native country. ...[read more]

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