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Jean Lambert London's Green MEP

Shaker Aamer to be released

Jean at a London event calling for the release of Guantanamo Bay detainee Shaker Aamer.


The Green Party have welcomed the news this evening that the wrongfully detained Shaker Aamer is to be finally been released. Held without charge or trial, there was never any reason, domestic or international, to have kept Mr Aamer in custody for so long. In a statement from the Green Party conference in Bournemouth, Jean Lambert, MEP for London, speaking as one of the many people who have long campaigned for his release said:

‘His wife and children will have their husband and father back – but they should never have been without him. We wish him well in his recovery, the gross injustice that he has suffered has been a stain on the US judicial system. He was cleared for release twice, we now need to know why this process has taken so long.’