The last British detainee held at Guantanamo Bay pleaded not to be forgotten in a rare Skype conversation with his family on December 11. Shaker Aamer, who’s at the center of a human rights campaign, has been detained without trial for 13 years.
The campaign for Aamer’s release, backed and championed by the Daily Mail, has received support from high-profile celebrities and politicians. In a statement on Thursday, Deputy Prime Minister Nick Clegg pledged his support for Aamer’s release, saying the man should not be kept in “infinite legal limbo.”
The Skype call that Aamer secured with his family was a rarity. Prior to the conversation he had been denied any contact with them for two-and-a-half years. His only contact with the outside world was through occasional meetings with lawyers.