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Londoner Shaker Aamer Released From Guantanamo Bay

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Shaker Aamer, the last British detainee held in Guantanamo Bay, has been released after almost 14 years in detention. UK Foreign Secretary Philip Hammond made a statement on Friday declaring Aamer had left the base and would be back in the UK "later today" and is expected to return to his Battersea home. Words: Daisy Greenaway, Subeditors: Mariya Savova and Isabella Ellis  Aamer, a Saudi national with permission to indefinitely live in the UK, had been held in military since 2002 - despite never being officially charged with a crime and was never put on trial. The 48-year-old was first detained in Afghanistan in 2001, following the 9/11 attacks. Authorities alleged he led a unit of Taliban fighters and was an "associate" of Osama Bin Laden, however Aamer claimed that he was in the cou
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