We Stand With Shaker is a new campaign calling for the release from Guantánamo of Shaker Aamer, a legal British resident, with a British wife and four British children, who is still held at Guantánamo, even though he has twice been approved for release by the US authorities — under President Bush in 2007 and under President Obama in 2009. In addition, the British government has been calling for his return since 2007.
The campaign’s launch date, 24 November 2014, is the 13th anniversary of Shaker’s capture by bounty hunters in Afghanistan, where he had travelled to provide humanitarian aid. He arrived in Guantánamo on 14 February 2002, the day his youngest son was born, who he has never seen.
Watch this & share! Offical Video of We Stand with Shaker campaign featuring a new song by Andy Worthington: “This is a song for Shaker Aamer, last British man in Guantanamo.”
Debra Sweet is the Director of World Can’t Wait.