After 13 Years with No Charges, British Prisoner at Gitmo Finally Released

by Jon Queally – After thirteen years held without charges at the offshore U.S. prison at Guantanamo, 48-year-old British citizen Shaker Aamer was put on a private jet just after midnight on Friday and sent back to the UK. According to reporting by Carol Rosenberg at the Miami Herald: was one of Guantánamo’s best known prisoners because some Britons, including his wife and four children living in London, turned his case into a cause célèbre. In May, a bipartisan delegation of British members of parliament stumped for his release in meetings with Obama administration officials as well as members of Congress. The transfer left 112 detainees at the Pentagon prison, 52 of them approved for transfer to other countries. The transfer, the second release from the prison in 42 hours, left the detention center population at 112 captives. Of them, 52 are like Aamer was on the eve of his flight...

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