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Forwarded Alert: UK – Monday 11 January, Bring Home Shaker Aamer, the last British Resident in Guantanamo

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Shaker Aamer has been held illegally without charge or trial at Guantanamo bay for eight years.

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Forwarded from: Cageprisoners
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Cageprisoners

08 January 2009

Forwarded Alert: UK – Monday 11 January, Bring Home Shaker Aamer, the last British Resident in Guantanamo.
 
 
1. Background
2. Letter delivered to Downing Street
3. Parliamentary Meeting
4. Demonstration
 
 
1. Background
 
Shaker Aamer has been held illegally without charge or trial at Guantanamo bay for eight years. He is a British resident and his wife and four children are citizens of the UK and reside here. He is the most influential prisoner in Guantanamo bay amongst the prisoners and also the US authorities and has championed prisoner’s rights. He has faced horrendous and humiliating treatment and is in very ill health. He is the first British resident after Binyam Mohammed who’s claims of torture with the complicity of the British security services is being investigated by the police. He has technically been cleared for release since 2007 and efforts to repatriate him have inexplicably stalled. On 11 January a parliamentary meeting will be held to sign an Early Day Motion. In addition a letter will be delivered by Shakers daughter to Downing Street calling for the prompt release of Shaker Aamer.
 
 
2. Letter delivered to Downing Street
 
Time: 2pm
Venue: Downing Street
 
Those delivering the letter will be:
 
Johina Aamer (Shaker’s daughter)
Victoria Brittain (Author and Journalist)
Kate Allen (Amnesty)
Kate Hudson (CND)
Baroness Helena Kennedy
Vanessa Redgrave (Actress and Activist)
Gareth Peirce (Shaker Aamer's British Lawyer)
Caroline Lucas (Head of the Green Party)
 
 
3. Parliamentary Meeting
 
Time: 4pm-6pm
Venue: Jubilee Room, House of Commons
 
Speakers:
 
Vanessa Redgrave
 Kate Allen (Amnesty International),
Brent Mickum (Shaker Aamer's American Lawyer)
Gareth Peirce (Shaker Aamer's British Lawyer)
Martin Linton (Shaker Aamer's local MP)
Saeed Siddiqe (Shaker Aamer's father in law)
Moazzam Begg (Director of Cageprisoners)
Binyam Mohammed (Former Guantanamo Bay Detainee)

4. Demonstration

London Guantanamo Campaign will be holding a lunchtime demonstration:
 
Time: 12.30-2pm
Venue: Outside the US Embassy, Grosvenor Square, Mayfair, W1A 1AE (nearest tube: Bond Street/Marble Arch)
 
Speakers include Ed Davey MP, Jean Lambert MEP and others.
 
 
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Cageprisoners is a human rights NGO that exists to raise awareness of the plight of the prisoners at Guantanamo Bay and other detainees held and abused as part of the War on Terror. We aim to give a voice to the voiceless.
 
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Cageprisoners Ltd.
27 Old Gloucester Street
London
WC1N 3XX
 
Telephone: (+44) 207 953 4074
Fax: (+44) 207 7953 4001
Email: contact@cageprisoners.com
Web: www.cageprisoners.com
 


Source: Cageprisoners

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