You may have heard about Shaker Aamer, the last British resident in Guantanamo Bay. In June 2001, Shaker went to Afghanistan with his family to do voluntary work for an Islamic charity. He stayed in Kabul, which was at peace at the time. But after September 11th, the bombing of Kabul began. He was abducted and sold to the US authorities. He remains imprisoned even though he is cleared for release. He is the last citizen from Britain held in Guantanamo for over 10 years without charge or trial.
Shaker Aamer is a permanent British resident, and is married to a British citizen. He has four children, the youngest; Faris, has never seen his father.
Pressure from the British government is vital in securing Shaker’s release. Help bring injustice to an end – Please sign the petition here
100 000 signatures are urgently needed. Please circulate the petition as widely as possible.
The Petition deadline is 20th April 2013.
You can read more about his incarceration here: http://www.independent.co.uk/news/uk/home-news/shaker-aamer-guantanamos-last-british-detainee-1914791.html