The head of Austria’s far-right Freedom Party, currently leading opinion polls, called Friday for European Islamic extremists to be incarcerated in Guantanamo-style island prisons, in the wake of the Paris attacks.
Shaker Aamer is expected to return to the UK within days, the Mail understands.
Shaker Aamer has warned his wife and children in London that he may die in captivity and is currently on hunger strike protesting against abuse by officers at the prison camp.
The last British resident being held in Guantanamo Bay is to be returned to the UK, the government has said.
The Pentagon is blocking the return of UK permanent resident Shaker Aamer and two other longtime Guantánamo Bay detainees for whom the US Department of State has completed diplomatic deals to transfer home, the Guardian has learned.
This article was adapted from the essay “Nourishing Resistance: Tariq Ba Odah’s 8-Year Hunger Strike at Guantanamo Bay” by Omar Farah, which appears in Obama’s Guantanamo: Stories from an Enduring Prison, edited by Jonathan Hafetz, to be published in June 2016 by NYU Press © 2016. Tariq Ba Odah would
The last “British” prisoner in Guantanamo has described horrific torture at the hands of US interrogators who allegedly told him they would rape his five-year-old daughter.