Take Action for Shaker - Write to Your MP

Please write to your MP, requesting s/he asksDavid Cameron to call for the immediate release of Shaker Aamer.

Lobby online via https://www.writetothem.com/

A template is provided below, although please feel free to amend at your own discretion.

Please forward any responses you receive to mp@saveshaker.org

 

TEMPLATE LETTER


I am writing to ask you to request the Prime Minister, David Cameron, to act now to secure the release of Shaker Aamer, from Guantanamo Bay, the last British resident in the prison. Please tell Mr.Cameron that there can be no more excuses.

Mr. Aamer, who has been held for 13 years without charge or trial, was approved for release by the US authorities in 2007, under George W. Bush, and again in 2009, under Barack Obama. The British Government has also been requesting his return since 2007.

In August of this year yet more troubling evidence has emerged that Mr. Aamer has faced further beatings – up to 318 times - known as ‘Forcible Cell Extraction’ and mistreated on hundreds of other occasions.

The UK's official position is that "any decision regarding his release remains ultimately in the hands of the US Government", but this can no longer be accepted as an excuse for inaction.

Shaker Aamer is a legal British resident with a British wife and 4 children, all British citizens. The Government has a non-negotiable responsibility to secure his return.

So please ask Mr. Cameron to get on the phone to President Obama and bring Shaker Aamer home, from Guantánamo.