Socialist Worker

Fasting in solidarity with Shaker Aamer

by Ken Olende
Issue No. 2475

Protests are growing for the immediate release of Shaker Aamer, the last British resident held in US prison camp Guantanamo Bay. 

The US has said he is cleared for release after 14 years being held without trial, but has yet to announce a date. 

Shaker is on hunger strike, eating the bare minimum to survive. Some celebrities are fasting to highlight his case.

Shaker’s family issued a statement saying, “Our family will be joining in the fasts with all of you. Let's all bring Shaker home”.

A public meeting with shadow chancellor John McDonnell and Victoria Brittain will be held at 7pm on 25 November in Committee Room 9 at Parliament.

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