British MPs Urge U.S. to Free Last UK Resident Held in Guantanamo

British lawmakers called on the U.S. government on Tuesday to release the last British resident being held at Guantanamo Bay, describing his treatment as "inhuman". Shaker Aamer, a Saudi married to a Briton with children living in London, has been held at Guantanamo for 13 years despite his lawyers saying he was cleared by U.S. authorities for release in 2007, and has not been charged with any crime. Prime Minister David Cameron lobbied U.S. President Barack Obama for Aamer's release during a visit to Washington in January and was told a review of his case would be prioritized. According to rights group Amnesty International, Aamer moved to Britain in 1996 and was in Afghanistan doing voluntary work for an Islamic charity when he was captured by Afghan Northern Alliance forces in 2001 and handed to the U.S. military.



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