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In Praise of Shaker Aamer's Freedom and Remembering Those Who Still Languishing


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In Praise of Shaker Aamer's Freedom and Remembering Those Who Still Languishing

Tom Davies

When I helped organise a protest against Guantánamo Bay in 2007, I had no idea that I would still be campaigning against it more than eight years later. Or that until today there would still be a British resident held at the notorious detention centre. But on 26 October, I along with a number of other Amnesty staff, took part in a hunger strike in solidarity with Shaker Aamer.

Now Shaker Aamer, the last of the British residents and nationals detained at Guantánamo Bay, has finally been released.