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Tuesday, 16 April 2013

100,000-strong petition urges release of UK Gitmo detainee

This is Shaker Aamer, the only British resident left in the Guantanamo Bay prison. His family has campaigned for his release and put forward a petition to the British government to secure Aamer's immediate release.

Several months of campaigning and now the petition has reached its target of 100,000 signatures from the British public, which makes the prisoner's case eligible to be debated in the houses of Parliament.

Press TV spoke to Shaker Aamer's father in law who said the whole family has been devastated and that they hope their activism will make a difference.

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