11 years of Guantanamo. 11 years held without charge for Shaker Aamer

Eleven years ago today, Guantanamo Bay Detention Camp opened.

Shortly after, British resident Shaker Aamer was transfered to the camp, having been captured in Afghanistan in November 2001. Shaker has always maintained that he was in Afghanistan working for a Saudi charity.

And the world has changed considerably in 11 years. The Iraq War, hurricane Katrina, Twitter, Facebook and changes of president and prime minister have all passed Shaker by. Shaker has never been charged with a crime - these are changes he should have seen.

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