URGENT APPEAL: DONATE TOWARDS FUNDING THE ‘DELEGATION TO WASHINGTON’ FOR SHAKER AAMER
£5,000 to be raised as quickly as possible
PLEASE DONATE TOWARDS SENDING A DELEGATION OF MEMBERS OF PARLIAMENT TO WASHINGTON
WE URGENTLY NEED TO RAISE £5,000 - PLEASE HELP FUND A PARLIAMENTARY DELEGATION TO WASHINGTON AND ENSURE THAT SHAKER AAMER IS BROUGHT HOME FROM GUANTANAMO TO HIS FAMILY IN LONDON BEFORE ITS TOO LATE !
SHAKER AAMER IS A BRITISH RESIDENT WHO, WHILST CARRYING OUT CHARITY WORK IN AFGHANISTAN, WAS ABDUCTED, SOLD FOR A BOUNTY TO THE UNITED STATES AND RENDITIONED TO THE GUANTANAMO PRISON CAMP. HE HAS NOW BEEN HELD, OFTEN IN SOLITARY CONFINEMENT, WITHOUT CHARGE OR TRIAL FOR 13 YEARS. THERE IS NO EVIDENCE AGAINST HIM AND DESPITE TWICE BEING CLEARED FOR RELEASE BY THE U.S. AUTHORITIES, SHAKER AAMER REMAINS IN DETENTION WITH ALL HIS HUMAN RIGHTS DENIED. AS A RESULT OF HIS ILL-TREATMENT IN CAPTIVITY, SHAKER AAMER NOW HAS SERIOUS HEALTH PROBLEMS SO THAT HIS RELEASE BECOMES MORE URGENT AS EACH DAY PASSES.
THE SHAKER AAMER PARLIAMENTARY GROUP OF MEMBERS OF PARLIAMENT HAS THEREFORE DECIDED TO SEND A DELEGATION OF MPs TO WASHINGTON SOON AFTER THE ELECTION, TO MEET WITH INDIVIDUALS, OFFICIALS AND ORGANISATIONS WHO MAY BE ABLE TO INFLUENCE EVENTS AND KEEP PRESIDENT OBAMA TO HIS PROMISE TO PRIORITISE SHAKER AAMER’S CASE AND ENSURE HIS RELEASE AS A MATTER OF THE UTMOST URGENCY. THE SAVE SHAKER AAMER CAMPAIGN HAS THE RESPONSIBILITY OF QUICKLY RAISING £5,000 TO COVER THE DELEGATION’S EXPENSES - PLEASE HELP BRING SHAKER HOME TO HIS FAMILY BY GIVING WHATEVER YOU CAN AFFORD TO THIS APPEAL!
PLEASE DONATE ONLINE HERE: http://www.crowdfunder.co.uk/save-shaker-aamer-campaign
The Shaker Aamer Parliamentary Group (SAPG), consisting of 40 and growing number of cross-party MPs, recently secured a full DEBATE on Shaker case in the Main Chamber of the House of Commons which took place on Tuesday 17th March 2015. The House voted and called for the release of Shaker Aamer from Guantanamo back to the UK.
The Parliamentary Group has supported the campaign’s handing in of petitions - calling for Shaker’s immediate release - to 10 Downing Street and had an open letter signed by all forty Members of Parliament published in the Guardian daily newspaper. They have also raised their concerns with Foreign Secretary Tobias Ellwood MP prior to the 'full DEBATE’ (March 2015) and are currently seeking an audience with the US Ambassador to London, and the Prime Minister David Cameron.
As detailed above, the SAPG has also agreed to send a DELEGATION of cross-Party MPs to WASHINGTON. The delegation plans to meet, with leading US officials and political figures as well as holding press conferences and meetings with US human rights campaigning organisations.
Please make sure all your contacts, family and friends are approached with a request to donate towards the cost of the DELEGATION TO WASHINGTON.
THREE WAYS TO DONATE NOW:
2) Via post: send your donation by cheque, to SSAC Treasurer, 15 Reynolds Close, SW19 2QJ
3) Direct bank transfer:
Account name: SAVE SHAKER AAMER CAMPAIGN
Bank: THE CO-OPERATIVE BANK
Sort code: 08 92 99
Account number: 65467002