The last British detainee held at Guantanamo Bay pleaded not to be forgotten in a rare Skype conversation with his family on December 11. Shaker Aamer, who’s at the center of a human rights campaign, has been detained without trial for 13 years.
The campaign for Aamer’s release, backed and championed by the Daily Mail, has received support from high-profile celebrities and politicians. In a statement on Thursday, Deputy Prime Minister Nick Clegg pledged his support for Aamer’s release, saying the man should not be kept in “infinite legal limbo.”
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The Skype call that Aamer secured with his family was a rarity. Prior to the conversation he had been denied any contact with them for two-and-a-half years. His only contact with the outside world was through occasional meetings with lawyers.
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