Almost half the remaining inmates are Yemeni, but I have to say that I don’t remember many Yemenis in Osama bin Laden’s camps – and I met the man twice in Afghanistan
The prisoners are expected to have left Guantanmo in a couple of weeks
President Barack Obama submitted plans earlier this week to close the military prison.
For many people in the US Obama’s proposals do not represent closure for 9/11
The president is sending his plan to Congress - but he faces an uphill battle
White House Chief of Staff Denis McDonough promised on Sunday that the Obama Administration would close the prison for good
Aamer has surprised many by saying that all he wants from the UK Government is an apology, rather than compensation
After graphic claims about his alleged torture, Aamer says he just wants an apology. We know this probably won't happen - which is why we should stand with him in demanding it
Mr Salmond says Tony Blair and Jack Straw should 'face up and tell us exactly what they knew and when they knew it'
The father of four says 14 years of pain were 'washed away' when he was reunited with his wife
Officials concede he had been confused with more significant fighters who had a similar name
Mustafa al-Aziz al-Shamiri has spent 13 years at the military base, but US admits it may have confused him with someone with a similar name
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
Were MI5 officers in the room as US interrogators beat him up in Afghanistan, as Aamer alleges?
The Government promises to end a barbaric practice, but it’s taking an age to acknowledge how complicit the UK is