Younous was working for a youth charity in Afghanistan when he was rounded up with other Arabs and taken to a prison in Kandahar. He was sold to US forces for a bounty and then taken to Guantánamo Bay. He has been held in the prison without charge since 2002.
Nabil was abducted from a hospital bed in 2001 and sold to the US military for a bounty. His American interrogators told him that his identity had been confused with that of another man and that his detention was a mistake. But they still refused to release him, and held him for another 12 years.
Shaker Aamer was taken, hooded and shackled, to the prison camp at Guantánamo Bay on the same day his youngest child was born – a child he has still never met, touched, or even seen. Reprieve began representing him, and Shaker was cleared for release in 2007. This process required no fewer than six US government agencies to agree that he posed no threat to the US or its allies and could be released. On 25 September 2015, it was announced that Shaker would be freed. On Friday 30th October 2015, he was finally returned home to the UK where his recovering an rebuilding his life.