Shaker Aamer at Guantanamo

Shaker Aamer

Date of Birth: 21 December 1966
Nationality: Saudi (Legal British resident)
Arrested: Afghanistan, 2001
Currently held: Guantánamo Bay
Status: Cleared for release


  1. UK ‘fears Guantanamo man’s torture evidence’

    David Taylor, The Times, 07/07/14.

    07 July 2014

  2. Taliban leaders freed as UK resident remains in Guantánamo

    Richard Norton, Guardian, 03/06/14.

    05 June 2014

  3. UK govt. must demand videos of Guantánamo Brit’s mistreatment from US

    UK govt. must demand videos of Guantánamo Brit’s mistreatment from US

    27 May 2014

  4. "People just hate us now because of this" - Reprieve's Clive Stafford Smith on Shaker Aamer's imprisonment at Gitmo

    Corrente, 21/04/14

    01 May 2014

  5. 'Free Shaker Aamer,' US urged as health fears grow

    Joana Ramiro Britain, News UK 24, 09/04/14

    17 April 2014

  6. Gitmo inmate drops torture claims over UK spy ‘backstabbing’

    Eman El-Shenawi, Al Arabiya, 03/04/14

    10 April 2014

  7. Last Brit in Guantanamo Shaker Aamer Diagnosed With Post Traumatic Stress

    Ewan Palmer, International Business Times, 08/04/14

    09 April 2014

  8. When will we put a stop to Shaker Aamer's horrific Guantánamo ordeal?

    Clive Stafford Smith, The Guardian, 09/04/14

    09 April 2014

  9. Last British prisoner in Guantanamo Bay diagnosed with PTSD as his lawyers file urgent motion in U.S. court seeking his release

    James Rush, Daily Mail, 08/04/14

    09 April 2014

  10. Guantanamo: demands for last British inmate to be freed

    The Week, 08/04/14

    09 April 2014

  11. Guantánamo Bay: last British detainee suffering from PTSD, lawyers say

    Jon Swaine, The Guardian, 08/04/14

    09 April 2014

  12. A Human Rights Group Has Filed A Motion To Seek The Release Of A British Resident At Guantanamo Bay

    Siraj Datoo, BuzzFeed, 08/04/14

    09 April 2014

  13. Fight continues for release of last British Guantanamo detainee

    ITV, 07/04/14

    09 April 2014

  14. Last Briton in Guantanamo Bay 'must survive for my family'

    ITV, 08/04/14

    09 April 2014

  15. Bid to free last British resident held at Guantanamo

    BBC, 08/04/14

    09 April 2014

  16. Medical report reveals full extent of Guantanamo Brit's illness; motion filed for his urgent release

    Medical report reveals full extent of Guantanamo Brit's illness; motion filed for his urgent release

    08 April 2014

  17. A Bitter Valentine's Day

    Valentine's Day 2014 marked the twelfth year since Shaker Aamer arrived at Guantanamo Bay. Here are his reflections in a blog, first appearing in the Huffington Post.

    18 February 2014

  18. Last British resident in Guantánamo marks 12th year in captivity

    Shaker Aamer, the last British resident in the US detention camp at Guantánamo Bay, has appealed to the British Government to apply new pressure on the US to secure his freedom, exactly 12 years after the start of his imprisonment.

    14 February 2014

  19. In Guantánamo, 'national security' rides roughshod over human rights

    Shaker Aamer, The Guardian, 05/01/14

    06 January 2014

  20. Why is Puss in Boots banned at Guantanamo Bay?

    Jian Ghomeshi, CBC, 03/01/14

    06 January 2014

  21. An ironic birthday message for Shaker Aamer

    A birthday card to Shaker Aamer represents the paradox of Guantánamo Bay and the United States’ commitment to human rights.

    17 December 2013

  22. Russell Brand’s autobiography Booky Wook 2 banned from Guantanamo Bay

    Jenn Selby, The Independent, 16/12/2013

    16 December 2013

  23. Russell Brand placed on prison blacklist by Guantanamo Bay guards for "rude words"

    Keir Mudie, The Mirror, 15/12/2013

    16 December 2013

  24. Russell Brand’s Booky Wook 2 banned from Guantánamo Bay

    Natasha Culzac, Metro, 15/12/2013

    16 December 2013

  25. Guantánamo's books blacklist suggests censors' random sense of security

    Clive Stafford Smith, The Guardian, 13/12/2013

    16 December 2013

  26. Russell Brand’s Booky Wook 2: Too Crude for Guantanamo?

    Julia Fleischaker, Melville House, 13/12/2013

    16 December 2013

  27. In this week's New Statesman | Power Games

    New Statesmen, 11/12/2013

    16 December 2013

  28. Gitmo media blackout hopes to undermine hunger strikers

    Jason Leopold, Al Jazeera America, 11/12/2013

    16 December 2013

  29. Russell Brand banned from Guantánamo Bay

    Richard Lea, The Guardian, 12/12/2013

    15 December 2013

  30. Ex Senior Army Legal Advisor's Words Give Comfort in Guantánamo Bay

    Clive Stafford Smith, Huffington Post, 10/12/2013

    11 December 2013

  31. William Hague letter brings hope to Shaker Aamer in Guantánamo

    The Guardian, 08/12/2013

    09 December 2013

  32. Guantanamo Brit Resident Shaker Aamer Says Treatment By US Worse Than 'Despotic Regime'

    Jessica Elgot, The Huffington Post, 29/11/2013

    02 December 2013

  33. Will They Ever Let Us Back to Our Families?

    Shaker Aamer, The Huffington Post, 29/11/2013

    02 December 2013

  34. Briton held at Guantanamo Bay says he is “treated like an animal” during first interview from his cell

    The Mirror, 19/11/2013

    21 November 2013

  35. Shaker Aamer's pleas heard at Guantanamo Bay

    ITV News, 19/11/2013

    21 November 2013

  36. Guantanamo's last UK inmate Shaker Aamer speaks from cell

    BBC News, 19/11/2013

    21 November 2013

  37. Victoria Derbyshire, BBC Radio 5 Live

    Victoria Derbyshire, BBC Radio 5 Live, 19/11/2013

    21 November 2013

  38. Last Guantanamo Briton Speaks From Cell

    Sky News, 19/11/2013

    21 November 2013

  39. Guantanamo's last Briton speaks out

    Belfast Telegraph, 19/11/2013

    21 November 2013

  40. Guantanamo's last UK inmate Shaker Aamer speaks from cell

    BBC News, 19/11/2013.

    20 November 2013

  41. BBC Radio 5 Live - Last Briton in Guantanamo Bay speaks from cell

    Victoria Derbyshire, BBC Radio 5 Live, 19/11/2013.

    20 November 2013

  42. British Guantanamo Bay inmate Shaker Aamer speaks from prison cell for first time on US TV show

    John Hall, The Independent, 19/11/2013.

    20 November 2013

  43. Guantanamo's last Briton speaks for the first time

    ITV News, 19/11/2013.

    20 November 2013

  44. Guantanamo's last Briton speaks out

    South Wales Guardian, 19/11/2013.

    20 November 2013

  45. Lawyer: Shaker Aamer has nothing to hide

    ITV News, 19/11/2013.

    20 November 2013

  46. Shaker Aamer’s message to the World

    It is not about GTMO anymore, we must think bigger. We need to have a world-wide justice movement. We need the 99% to get involved, not just the one percent who are causing the problems. The people understand today that if the USA has Guantánamo for Muslim men today, tomorrow it will be another country with another victim.

    20 November 2013

  47. Last British resident in Guantánamo Bay: we are treated like animals

    Richard Norton-Taylor, The Guardian, 18/11/2013.

    19 November 2013

  48. Guantanamo detainee heard speaking from inside the prison

    Shaker Aamer can, for the first time, be heard speaking from his prison cell in Guantanamo Bay as part of a recording made by a US news channel.

    18 November 2013

  49. Guantánamo captive shouting on ‘60 Minutes’ video is former UK resident

    Carol Rosenberg, Miami Herald, 01/11/2013.

    05 November 2013

  50. Guantánamo prisoner Shaker Aamer not allowed to see film of his plight

    Haroon Siddique, The Guardian, 24/10/2013.

    29 October 2013

  51. When will the abuse end?

    If Shaker Aamer were American he would enjoy various rights: he certainly could not be tortured in violation of the Eight Amendment to the US Constitution. He would have the right to know the charges against him and to have a fair and public trial guaranteed by the Sixth Amendment.

    28 October 2013

  52. Guantanamo detainee files complaint against UK security forces

    Matthew Pomy, Jurist, 25/09/2013.

    30 September 2013

  53. Guantánamo detainee files complaint about UK security services

    Owen Bowcott, The Guardian, 25/09/2013.

    25 September 2013

  54. Guantanamo Brit Shaker Aamer files tribunal complaint against UK intelligence services over torture and detention

    A British resident detained in Guantanamo Bay has filed a complaint against the UK security services over their continuing involvement in his detention without charge or trial.

    25 September 2013

  55. Birmingham doctor on hunger strike over Guantanamo Bay inmate

    Alison Stacey, Birmingham Mail, 11/09/2013.

    12 September 2013

  56. Grandmother on hunger strike for Guantanamo prisoners

    Alex Winter, Daily Echo, 21/08/2013.

    27 August 2013

  57. Guantanamo authorities block Solzhenitsyn’s ‘Gulag Archipelago’

    Authorities at Guantanamo Bay have blocked delivery of one of the most influential books written on the Soviet system of prison camps, known as ‘gulags.’

    20 August 2013

  58. Ex-M16 officer Harry Ferguson ends week-long hunger strike in support of Guantanamo detainees

    Ex-M16 officer Harry Ferguson ends week-long hunger strike in support of Guantánamo detainees Former MI6 operative Harry Ferguson broke his week-long hunger strike in support of Guantánamo detainees yesterday, August 18th. His actions were in solidarity with those hunger-striking at Guantánamo Bay in protest against their indefinite detention without trial or charge. Ferguson’s strike was specifically aimed at raising awareness for the plight of Shaker Aamer, the facility’s last British resident, who has been detained for over 11 years despite having been cleared for release under both the Obama and Bush administrations.

    19 August 2013

  59. Former MI6 officer Harry Ferguson begins hunger strike in support of Guantanamo detainee Shaker Aamer

    Harry Ferguson, a former British intelligence officer, has embarked on his week-long hunger strike in support of Guantanamo detainees – in particular British resident Shaker Aamer.

    13 August 2013

  60. Ex-MI6 officer Harry Ferguson on hunger strike in solidarity with Guantánamo inmates

    Harry Ferguson, a former MI6 officer, began a week-long hunger strike on Monday in solidarity with Guantánamo prisoner Shaker Aamer. Shaker, a British resident, has been detained for 11 years without charge, and has long been cleared for release by the US Government. Mr Ferguson has described his experience so far:

    13 August 2013

  61. Ex-MI6 officer joins Guantánamo inmate in hunger strike

    Mark Townsend, The Guardian. 10/08/2013

    12 August 2013

  62. “Every single time it was torture” – Guantanamo detainees appeal to Federal Courts to stop force-feeding

    Lawyers for hunger-striking Guantanamo detainees have today filed an appeal with the Federal Court of Appeal in Washington, DC against their ongoing force-feeding by US authorities.

    05 August 2013

  63. PJ Harvey soutient en chanson un détenu de Guantanamo

    By Morgane Giuliani, Le Figaro. 05/08/2013.

    05 August 2013

  64. PJ Harvey supports Guantanamo detainee

    By Jennifer Cockerell, The Australian. 05/08/2013.

    05 August 2013

  65. UK singer Harvey backs Guantanamo detainee

    NineMSN. 05/08/2013.

    05 August 2013

  66. I'm fasting to highlight the plight of the Guantánamo hunger strikers

    Julie Christie's first-hand account of her week long hunger strike in solidarity with the last remaining British resident held at Guantanamo Bay, Shaker Aamer.

    05 August 2013

  67. UK singer Harvey backs Guantanamo detainee Shaker Aamer

    By Jennifer Cockerell, The Australian (Re-Published by News Australia). 05/08/2013.

    05 August 2013

  68. UK singer Harvey backs Guantanamo detainee

    By Jennifer Cockerell, The Australian (Re-Published by The Australian Daily Telegraph. 05/08/2013.

    05 August 2013

  69. UK singer Harvey backs Guantanamo detainee

    By Jennifer Cockerell, The Australian (Re-published by Adelaide Now). 08/05/2013.

    05 August 2013

  70. PJ Harvey's 'Shaker Aamer' Song Penned For Guantanamo Bay Detainee

    Huffington Post. 05/08/2013.

    05 August 2013

  71. PJ Harvey Releases Song For Britain’s Guantanamo Captive

    By Phil Alexander, Mojo. 05/08/2013.

    05 August 2013

  72. PJ Harvey: neuer Song "Shaker Aamer" für Guantanamo-Häftling

    By Fabian Peltsch, Rolling Stone (German). 05/08/2013.

    05 August 2013

  73. PJ Harvey Releases Song For Guantanamo Detainee

    By Robbin Murray, Clash Magazine. 05/08/2013.

    05 August 2013

  74. UK singer backs Guantanamo detainee

    Sky News Australia. 05/08/2013.

    05 August 2013

  75. El rock de la cárcel

    La Nacion (Argentinean). 05/08/2013.

    05 August 2013

  76. PJ Harvey, ecco il brano inedito Shaker Aamer

    La Bottega Di Hamlin. 05/08/2013.

    05 August 2013

  77. Harvey backs Guantanamo detainee

    BT News. 04/08/2013.

    04 August 2013

  78. PJ Harvey Releases New Track 'Shaker Aamer' for Guantanamo Detainee

    By Miriam Coleman, Rolling Stone. 04/08/2013.

    04 August 2013

  79. Harvey backs Guantanamo detainee

    Yahoo! News. 04/08/2013.

    04 August 2013

  80. PJ Harvey records new song for Guantanamo detainee Shaker Aamer

    PJ Harvey has recorded an exclusive song in support of the last remaining British resident in the US prison at Guantanamo Bay. ‘Shaker Aamer’ is available as a free download and stream via SoundCloud.com/reprieve.

    04 August 2013

  81. Harvey backs Guantanamo detainee

    Irish Independent, 04/08/2013.

    04 August 2013

  82. Harvey backs Guantanamo detainee

    Belfast Telegraph. 04/08/2013.

    04 August 2013

  83. Harvey backs Guantanamo detainee

    Boston Standard. 04/08/2013.

    04 August 2013

  84. Harvey puts out song for last Briton in Guantanamo

    The Morning Star. 04/08/2013.

    04 August 2013

  85. Listen to PJ Harvey’s new song, “Shaker Aamer”

    By Chris Coplan, Consequence of Sound. 04/08/2013.

    04 August 2013

  86. PJ Harvey releases Guantánamo song

    By Mark Townsend, Guardian. 03/08/2013.

    03 August 2013

  87. PJ Harvey Release New Song for Shaker Aamer

    By Liz Pelly, Stereogum. 03/08/2013.

    03 August 2013

  88. PJ Harvey Releases Song for Guantánamo Detainee Shaker Aamer

    By Evan Minsker, Pitchfork. 03/08/2013.

    03 August 2013

  89. PJ Harvey o Guantanamo

    One T (Polish). 03/08/2013.

    03 August 2013

  90. Harvey backs Guantanamo detainee

    Express and Star. 03/08/2013.

    03 August 2013

  91. Певица PJ Harvey записала песню о британском заключенном Гуантанамо

    Korrespondent. 03/08/2013.

    03 August 2013

  92. I'm fasting to highlight the plight of the Guantánamo hunger strikers

    By Julie Christie, Guardian. 02/08/2013.

    02 August 2013

  93. Ai-je perdu l'espoir à Guantanamo?

    Shaker Aamer, Huffington Post (France). 02/08/2013.

    02 August 2013

  94. ¿He perdido la esperanza estando en Guantánamo?

    Shaker Aamer, Huffington Post (Spain). 02/08/2013.

    02 August 2013

  95. Hammersmith 82-year-old on hunger strike over Guantanamo Bay

    By Alix Culbertson, Fulham and Hammersmith Chronicle. 01/08/2013.

    01 August 2013

  96. Activists on hunger strike in solidarity with British Guantanamo detainee

    By Mohammad Ghassan Tahboub, Gulf News. 31/07/2013.

    31 July 2013

  97. Tomorrow I start my hunger strike for Shaker Aamer, the last remaining British resident detained at Guantanamo Bay. This is why.

    Tomorrow I start my hunger strike for Shaker Aamer, the last remaining British resident detained at Guantanamo Bay. This is why.

    31 July 2013

  98. UK must ensure Londoner Shaker Aamer is next on the list for transfer out of Guantanamo

    UK must ensure Londoner Shaker Aamer is next on the list for transfer out of Guantanamo

    31 July 2013

  99. Shaker Aamer's Rules of Hunger Striking

    Shaker Aamer gives his advice on how to successfully hunger strike.

    30 July 2013

  100. Clive Stafford Smith Meets VICE

    Clive Stafford Smith Talks to VICE About Guantanamo Bay. 29/07/2013.

    29 July 2013

  101. Shaker Aamer’s children tell Senate of life without their father

    Ekklesia. 29/07/2013.

    29 July 2013

  102. Obama can act now to start closing Gitmo

    Ahead of today’s US Senate hearing on Guantanamo, human rights charity Reprieve has set out the key steps the Obama administration can take now to start closing Guantanamo Bay.

    24 July 2013

  103. Frankie Boyle Ends Hunger Strike

    By Luke Luby, The Journalist. 24/07/2013.

    24 July 2013

  104. What Are the US Plans for Guantánamo Prisoner Shaker Aamer?

    By Jason Leopold, The Nation. 24/07/2013.

    24 July 2013

  105. Frankie Boyle Reaches Day 7 of #StandFast Hunger Strike

    Comedian and Reprieve supporter, Frankie Boyle, has completed his week-long hunger strike in solidarity with Shaker Aamer, a British resident detained without charge or trial in Guantanamo Bay.

    23 July 2013

  106. Frankie Boyle stays strong as he enters day four of hunger strike

    By Karen Morrison, The Sun. 21/07/2013.

    21 July 2013

  107. The forgotten father of four

    Asian Tribune. 21/07/2013.

    21 July 2013

  108. Comic's week-long hunger strike aims to highlight plight of British resident held in Guantanamo Bay

    Herald Scotland. 21/07/2013.

    21 July 2013

  109. Frankie Boyle on hunger strike

    London Evening Standard. 20/07/2013.

    20 July 2013

  110. Frankie Boyle hunger strike in support of Shaker Aamer

    BBC News. 20/07/2013.

    20 July 2013

  111. Frankie Boyle on hunger strike for Guantanamo detainee

    ITV News. 20/07/2013.

    20 July 2013

  112. Frankie Boyle continues Guantanamo hunger strike

    The Scotsman. 20/07/2013.

    20 July 2013

  113. Frankie Boyle on day four of hunger strike for Guantanamo detainee

    STV News. 20/07/2013.

    20 July 2013

  114. Frankie Boyle on hunger strike to support Guantanamo Bay prisoner Shaker Aamer

    Ann Gripper, Mirror. 20/07/2013.

    20 July 2013

  115. Frankie Boyle On Hunger Strike For Prisoner

    Sky News. 20/07/2013.

    20 July 2013

  116. Keeping his mouth shut (but only when it comes to food): Controversial Frankie Boyle goes on hunger strike to support Britain-based Guantanamo Bay prisoner

    Anna Edwards, Mail Online. 19/07/2013.

    19 July 2013

  117. Frankie Boyle Live Tweets Hunger Strike In Solidarity With Guantánamo Bay Prisoner Shaker Aamer

    Sarah Dean, Huffington Post. 19/07/2013.

    19 July 2013

  118. Frankie Boyle goes on hunger strike to support Shaker Aamer - the last British detainee in Guantánamo Bay

    Rob Williams, Independent. 19/07/2013.

    19 July 2013

  119. Frankie Boyle on Hunger Strike

    Belfast Telegraph. 19/07/2013.

    19 July 2013

  120. Guantanamo hunger-strikers’ names censored by US authorities

    Authorities at Guantanamo Bay have twice censored a list of prisoners on hunger strike, set out by detainee Shaker Aamer in a letter to his lawyers.

    12 July 2013

  121. US Government refuses to agree to Ramadan force-feeding controls for Guantanamo

    The Obama Administration has rebuffed proposals which would have ensured that Guantanamo detainees would not have been force-fed or medicated against their will during daylight hours in Ramadan.

    08 July 2013

  122. Guantanamo lawyers warn of “force-feeding factory” in Ramadan

    Lawyers for four Guantanamo detainees have criticised the Obama administration’s “equivocal” response over whether daytime force-feeding will take place during Ramadan, and warned that the prison may become “a veritable force-feeding factory” during the religious period.

    05 July 2013

  123. US Govt refuses to guarantee no daytime force-feeding during Ramadan; claims ‘public interest lies with maintaining the status quo’ at Gitmo

    Responding to a court case brought by Guantanamo detainees against force-feeding, the Obama administration has failed to guarantee that it will not be carried out during the day in Ramadan, which begins this Monday.

    03 July 2013

  124. Judges give US Government 48 hours to respond in Guantanamo force-feeding case

    US federal judges have ordered the Government to respond to a case brought by force-fed detainees in Guantanamo Bay within two days.

    01 July 2013

  125. Shaker Aamer - the last Brit held in Guantanamo Bay - sues US government over force-feeding

    By Kevin Rawlinson, The Independent. 1/07/2013.

    01 July 2013

  126. Guantanamo Brit Shaker Aamer, And Fellow Detainees, Sue US Government Over Hunger Strike Force-Feeding

    By Jessica Elgot, Huffington Post, 1/7/13

    01 July 2013

  127. Gitmo hunger striker: 'What more can they do to me?'

    By Atika Shubert, CNN, 26/6/13

    26 June 2013

  128. David Cameron Writes To Daughter Of Guantanamo Detainee Shaker Aamer

    By Jessica Elgot, Huffington Post, 24/6/13

    24 June 2013

  129. Aamer reveals rising US brutality

    By Paddy McGuffin, Morning Star, 23/6/13

    23 June 2013

  130. David Cameron raises case of Guantanamo Brit with President Obama

    Prime Minister David Cameron has raised the case of Shaker Aamer, the last remaining British resident in Guantanamo Bay who is currently on hunger-strike, with President Obama.

    18 June 2013

  131. Shaker Aamer 'hopeful' of appeal from David Cameron to Barack Obama

    By Matt Williams, The Guardian, 15/6/13

    15 June 2013

  132. Shaker Aamer: My fight for justice in Guantánamo

    By Shaker Aamer, The Guardian, 14/6/13

    14 June 2013

  133. Cameron must use G8 to raise Guantanamo Brit’s case with Obama

    At next week’s G8, David Cameron must raise with President Obama the case of a British resident who continues to be held in Guantanamo Bay without charge or trial, human rights charity Reprieve has said.

    14 June 2013

  134. I’m falling apart, says Briton Shaker Aamer held in Guantanamo

    By Kiran Randhawa, Evening Standard, 29/5/13

    31 May 2013

  135. Britain's last Guantanamo detainee Shaker Aamer 'falling apart'

    By BBC News, 29/05/2013

    29 May 2013

  136. Hunger Striker Launches Twitter Campaign to Close Gitmo

    By Spencer Ackerman, Wired, 20/5/13

    20 May 2013

  137. Gitmo hunger striker launches Twitter campaign

    By Natasha Lennard, Salon, 20/5/13

    20 May 2013

  138. BBC World Service report on Shaker Aamer

    By Farhana Dawood, BBC World Service, 14/5/2013

    14 May 2013

  139. Clive Stafford Smith on BBC World Service discussing Shaker Aamer

    Reprieve's Director Clive Stafford Smith on the BBC World Service Global News Podcast discussing why Shaker Aamer is still being denied his freedom

    14 May 2013

  140. My Guantanamo Hunger Strike Hell

    By Shaker Aamer, The Daily Mail, 4/5/2013

    04 May 2013

  141. UK minister refuses to say why Shaker Aamer remains in Guantanamo

    UK minister refuses to say why Shaker Aamer remains in Guantanamo

    24 April 2013

  142. Shaker Aamer and the dirty secrets of the war on terror

    By Seumas Milne, The Guardian, 24/04/2013

    24 April 2013

  143. MPs to debate return of hunger-striking Guantanamo inmate Shaker Aamer to UK

    Parliament to debate return of hunger-striking Guantanamo inmate Shaker Aamer to UK

    23 April 2013

  144. Questions to be raised about last UK resident in Guantánamo

    By Richard Norton-Taylor, The Guardian, 23/04/2013

    23 April 2013

  145. Editorial: A cry from Guantanamo that should shame us all

    Editorial, The Independent, 22/04/2013

    22 April 2013

  146. Shaker Aamer: 'I may have to die. I hope not. I want to see my family again'

    By Shaker Aamer, The Independent, 22/04/2013

    22 April 2013

  147. The Lost Briton of Guantanamo: he's been cleared - but had a devastating secret about MI6 and the Iraq War which means he can never be freed

    By David Rose, The Mail Online, 21/04/2013

    21 April 2013

  148. Shaker Aamer: 'I want to hug my children and watch them as they grow'

    By Shaker Aamer, The Guardian, 21/04/2013

    21 April 2013

  149. Guantánamo Bay: why can't Shaker Aamer return home to London?

    By Mark Townsend, The Observer, 20/04/2013

    20 April 2013

  150. Guantánamo Bay's last UK detainee: 'people are dying here' in hunger strike

    By Matt Williams, the Guardian, 14/04/2013

    14 April 2013

  151. Parliament must debate return of hunger-striking Shaker Aamer to UK

    Parliament must debate return of hunger-striking Shaker Aamer to UK

    12 April 2013

  152. Shaker Aamer: "I’m a bit of a professional hunger striker, I’ve done it so often"

    By Shaker Aamer, the New Statesman, 05/04/2013

    05 April 2013

  153. Londoner in Guantanamo Bay goes on hunger strike

    ITV News, 03/04/2013

    04 April 2013

  154. Last British detainee joins hunger strikers

    By Paddy McGuffin, the Morning Star, 04/04/2013

    04 April 2013

  155. Last UK resident in Guantanamo joins hunger strike

    A British resident who has been held by the US without charge or trial for over eleven years has joined the hunger strike in Guantanamo Bay.

    03 April 2013

  156. Guantánamo hunger strike numbers rise

    By Carol Rosenberg, the Miami Herald, 01/04/2013

    02 April 2013

  157. 11 years in Guantanamo without trial or charges

    By Phil Hirschkorn, CBS News, 31/03/2013

    02 April 2013

  158. MP seeks law to combat defamation of last British resident in Guantanamo

    As British resident Shaker Aamer marks 11 years in Guantanamo Bay, Caroline Lucas MP has tabled amendments to the government’s proposed Justice and Security Bill aiming to increase accountability of the security services.

    14 February 2013

  159. After eleven years of Guantánamo, British resident remains imprisoned

    Today marks eleven years since the first men were taken to Guantánamo Bay. 166 men are still detained at the prison. The last British resident is still held despite having been cleared for release.

    11 January 2013

  160. Reprieve sues Britain's spies for Shaker Aamer lies

    By Paddy McGuffin, Morning Star Online, December 14 2012

    04 January 2013

  161. Shaker Aamer, Guantanamo Detainee, To Sue British Intelligence for Defamation, With Support of Frankie Boyle

    By Jessica Elgot, Huffington Post UK, December 14 2012

    22 December 2012

  162. Boyle backs bid to free last Briton held in Guantanamo

    By Alison Campsie, The Herald Scotland, December 15 2012

    22 December 2012

  163. Comedian Frankie Boyle pledges to use £50,000 payout to help last Briton in Guantanamo sue MI6

    By James Rush, The Daily Mail, December 14 2012

    18 December 2012

  164. Frankie Boyle announces that Shaker Aamer is to sue MI5 & MI6 for defamation

    Comedian Frankie Boyle today joined Reprieve to announce that the last remaining British resident in Guantanamo Bay is suing the intelligence services for defamation.

    14 December 2012

  165. Comic announces Guantanamo Brit is suing MI5 and MI6

    By ITV News, December 14 2012

    14 December 2012

  166. Guantánamo Bay Briton to sue UK government

    By Richard Norton-Taylor, The Guardian, December 14 2012

    14 December 2012

  167. Guantanamo inmate Shaker Aamer to sue UK for defamation

    By Steve Swann, BBC News, December 14 2012

    14 December 2012

  168. Shaker Aamer marks eleven years under arrest with no trial, regularly beaten

    Shaker Aamer marks eleven years under arrest with no trial, regularly beaten

    26 November 2012

  169. Federal judge backs Guantanamo prisoners' right to a lawyer

    Yesterday, the D.C. District Court issued a ruling that will prevent the U.S. government from further eroding the rights of Guantánamo detainees.

    07 September 2012

  170. Fears for Shaker Aamer as Pentagon reveals 'mind-altering drugs' forcibly used on Guantánamo prisoners

    Londoner Shaker Aamer may have been among those forcibly administered "mind-altering drugs" by the US military, either as part of an interrogation or as a de facto disciplinary measure - tactics revealed in a recently-declassified Pentagon report.

    12 July 2012

  171. What the last British resident in Guantánamo Bay couldn’t tell me

    Last week, I travelled 3,500 miles to meet with the last British resident in Guantánamo Bay, Shaker Aamer. Under the Orwellian rules that govern legal visits with a prisoner there, everything he said to me is classified.

    03 May 2012

  172. What the last British resident in Guantánamo Bay couldn’t tell me

    By Clive Stafford Smith, Liberal Conspiracy, 02/05/2012

    02 May 2012

  173. Please sign the UK e-petition calling on the UK Government to free Shaker Aamer

    British resident Shaker Aamer has a British wife and four British children. He has been held at Guantánamo for 10 years without charge or trial. He is held even though the Bush administration cleared him for release in 2007, Obama reportedly cleared him in 2010, and the UK government has been requesting his release for five years. Help us bring this injustice to an end. Please sign the e-petition to demand his release.

    28 March 2012

  174. Second decade behind bars, with no charge

    ABC Australia, 15/02/2012

    15 February 2012

  175. Listen to BBC Radio 4 on Shaker Amer

    The Today programme reports on the 10th anniversary of British resident Shaker Amer arriving in Guantánamo Bay.

    14 February 2012

  176. Ten years after his arrival in Guantánamo Bay, British resident Shaker Aamer remains held under the harshest conditions

    Today marks ten years since Londoner Shaker Aamer was transferred to the US military prison in Guantánamo Bay, where he has since been abused and held in punishing isolation but never charged with any crime.

    14 February 2012

  177. Police statement shows serious questions remain for Government over Libya torture complicity

    Response to today's joint statement by the Crown Prosecution Service and the Metropolitan Police on investigations into UK complicity in the torture of detainees.

    12 January 2012

  178. ‘Majority of Gitmo prisoners innocent’

    Russia Today, 12/01/12

    12 January 2012

  179. Guantánamo's last British inmate: the mystery of Shaker Aamer

    by Richard Norton-Taylor and Ian Cobain, The Guardian, 11/01/12

    12 January 2012

  180. Watch Moazzam Begg on Sky News

    Mozzam Begg speak to Sky News about the closure of Guantánamo Bay and the last British resident held there, Shaker Aamer.

    11 January 2012

  181. Watch Clive Stafford Smith on BBC London

    Reprieve Founder and Director Clive Stafford Smith speaks to BBC London about Shaker Aamer, the last British resident in Guantanamo Bay.

    11 January 2012

  182. 10 years since Guantánamo Bay

    It’s ten years since the first detainees arrived at Guantánamo Bay. To give some sort of perspective, that’s almost as long as the ipod and the Euro have been around.

    11 January 2012

  183. Ten years on, UK resident remains in detention at Guantanamo

    by Matt Williams, The Scotsman, 09/01/12

    09 January 2012

  184. Guantánamo Bay: An Unpalatable Visit

    This week I visited Shaker Aamer, the last remaining British resident being held in Guantánamo Bay.

    25 November 2011

  185. Shaker Aamer, last British resident in Guantánamo Bay, “celebrates” his tenth year imprisoned without charge or trial

    Ten years ago today Shaker Aamer was detained in Afghanistan. He was subsequently sold for a bounty to US forces, tortured in Bagram Air Force Base and Kandahar (with British agents as witnesses), before being transferred to Guantánamo Bay for additional abuse.

    24 November 2011

  186. Foreign Secretary defends Government stance on Battersea Guantanamo Bay prisoner Shaker Aamer

    by Paul Cahalan, Wandsworth Guardian, 29/04/10

    29 April 2010

  187. US is asked to free last British prisoner at Guantanamo Bay

    by Kiran Randhawa, The Evening Standard, 03/03/10

    04 March 2010

  188. Police investigate claim that MI5 was complicit in Shaker Aamer's torture

    by Adam Gabbatt, The Guardian, 19/02/10

    19 February 2010

  189. Heartbreaking' moment Shaker Aamer saw first photo of son

    by Paul Cahalan, Your Local Guardian, 11/02/10

    15 February 2010

  190. Government to release secret files that 'prove MI5 colluded in torture of terror suspect'

    by Dan Newling, The Daily Mail, 13/01/10

    14 January 2010

  191. Free my dad from Guantanamo, 12-year-old asks Brown

    by Robert Verkaik, The Independent, 11/01/10

    11 January 2010

  192. Miliband snubbed by US over prisoner's release

    by Rober Vekaik, The Independent, 12/11/09

    12 December 2009

  193. Britain mixed up in more 'wrongdoing' - this time against Shaker Aamer, the last British resident left in Guantánamo Bay

    Another day, another crime. That’s how it seems to be going for the British government at the moment.

    09 December 2009

  194. High Court hears the case of Shaker Aamer, the last recognized British resident in Guantánamo Bay, as Government demands secrecy

    The British Government calls for closed hearings about Londoner Shaker Aamer - once again at the request of the Americans - in the High Court today.

    08 December 2009

  195. 'MI5 agent left me alone with gun', says Guantánamo terror detainee

    by Jamie Doward, The Observer, 06/09/09

    07 September 2009

  196. Abuse of Shaker Aamer continues...

    On Wednesday July 22nd 2009 Shaker Aamer was supposed to see his lawyer. Instead, that day Mr. Aamer was beaten by six soldiers clad in riot gear, stripped down with a pair of heavy duty shears, and left to wallow under a cold air conditioning vent.

    04 September 2009

  197. Lawyer denied access to Shaker Amer in Guantanamo

    by Matthew Taylor, The Guardian, 04/09/09

    04 September 2009

  198. Shaker Amer - The Londoner left to rot in Guantánamo Bay

    by Jameela Oberman, The Palestine Telegraph, 05/07/09

    05 July 2009

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