New & Urgent Campaign to Save Shaker Aamer from Guantanamo

Debra Sweet | November 24, 2014

SandyWe 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.

Roger Watters reading a letter from Shaker

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.”

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Debra Sweet is the Director of World Can't Wait.

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World Can't Wait mobilizes people living in the United States to stand up and stop war on the world, repression and torture carried out by the US government. We take action, regardless of which political party holds power, to expose the crimes of our government, from war crimes to systematic mass incarceration, and to put humanity and the planet first.