Free the Guantanamo 112

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I was very happy to wake this morning to news that long term Guantanamo survivor Shaker Aamer has triumphed over the barbaric U.S. practice of torture. We have cause to celebrate not only his release, but also the precedent he sets for freeing the remaining 112 men facing death by attrition. 

At lunchtime on October 30, 2015, a plane carrying Shaker Aamer, the last British resident in Guantánamo, back to the UK as a free man, to be reunited with his family after nearly 14 years without charge or trial in US custody, landed at Biggin Hill airfield. Soon after, Shaker was whisked away by his UK lawyers to receive medical care and to be reunited with his family, writes Andy Worthington, co-director of the We Stand With Shaker campaign. I am led to believe, he is doing remarking well considering his long ordeal.

Indefinite detention constitutes torture above and beyond the physical depredations of the body suffered -- including the lawless constructs approved by U.S. government lackeys -- and endured. Mr Aamer has inspired his fellow prisoners to transcend both with dignity and honor. He should be proud of his contribution towards ending the American war of terror on hapless civilians (many Guantanamo prisoners were bought from bounty hunters and never charged). His story emboldens us to demand a better future for subscribers to justice.

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