More than two years after President Barack Obama reiterated his promise to close the facility, a plan suggests seven alternative prison sites in three states
Mr Aamer landed in the UK on 30 October after spending nearly 14 years at the US military facility in Cuba
Waiting at Biggin Hill airport on Friday was a solemn white man holding a square placard. On it were two hearts and a handwritten message in black and orange: “Welcome Home Shaker Aamer”. The last British resident held in Guantanamo Bay is now free. Campaigners and lawyers fought a sustained campaign to get him released. It is not a victory – how can it be when so many others remain in that heart of US darkness? It is an affirmation of virtue: a just cause, which shows that borderless compassion and morality can, occasionally, prevail.
He also demands an apology from the US
Shaker Aamer has been held in the notorious detention centre for more than 13 years without charge
Jamal al-Harith was reportedly given £1m in compensation by Britain after claiming he was mistreated
'I was a witness to the torture of Ibn al-Shaykh al-Libi in Bagram'
The prison has almost certainly fuelled terrorism, rather than preventing it. We need to know what the UK's role was in this shameful episode
The father-of-four was accused of working with al-Qaeda but was never charged with an offence and maintained his innocence
The announcement comes as two Algerian men held at the camp for a decade are released without charge in a revived push towards gradual closure
CIA paid millions of dollars to small band of inmates who were recruited to spy on al-Qa’ida leaders
A former MI6 officer went on hunger strike today in support of Guantanamo Bay prisoner Shaker Aamer, motivated by shame at his former employer.
Osama Bin Laden’s son-in-law appeared in a New York court today, pleading not guilty to a charge of conspiracy to kill Americans.
The Government's controversial plans for secret courts came under fire from all sides today, with the Justice and Security Bill expected back before the House of Commons early next week.
Minister Damian Green was accused of hypocrisy tonight after he insisted that transparency was key to reforming the justice system at a time when the Government is pushing through proposals for secret courts.