David Cameron raises case of Guantanamo Brit with President Obama

June 18, 2013

Prime Minister David Cameron has raised the case of Shaker Aamer, the last remaining British resident in Guantanamo Bay who is currently on hunger-strike, with President Obama.

Last week Shaker’s lawyer, and Reprieve Director, Clive Stafford Smith, wrote to David Cameron requesting that he discuss Shaker’s case with his US counterpart. Shaker has been cleared for release and the UK government has repeatedly stated that it wants him brought back home to London.

Commenting, Clive Stafford Smith, said: “This is precisely what political power is for: to ensure justice for someone in Shaker’s position. Let us hope that President Obama swiftly responds to his closest ally, and proves that it truly a special relationship.”