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15 April 2013
Shaker Aamer, the last British resident in Guantanamo Bay
the 11th April 2013 over 100,000 people signed a petition calling on
the UK government to undertake urgent and new initiatives to achieve the
immediate transfer of Shaker Aamer from Guantanamo Bay to the United Kingdom.
Shaker Aamer, a British resident, has been held in Guantanamo Bay for over 10
years, despite not having stood trial for any crimes and having been cleared
for release by the US authorities.
news emerges from Guantanamo Bay of a widespread hunger strike among the
prisoners, with some being critically unwell, the Muslim Council calls upon the
UK government to redouble its efforts to bring Shaker Aamer home. The MCB joins
the call of 25
international human rights NGOs who have signed an open letter calling on
Obama to close the prison.
Note to Editors:
1. The Muslim Council of Britain (www.mcb.org.uk) is the UK's representative Muslim umbrella body with over 400 affiliated national, regional and local organisations, mosques, charities and schools.
2. Find out more about Shaker Aamer:
3. For further information please contact the MCB:
The Muslim Council of Britain,
PO Box 57330,
Tel: 0845 26 26 786
Fax: 0207 247 7079