Pentagon blocking Guantánamo deals to return Shaker Aamer and other cleared detainees

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.

American and UK diplomats reached an agreement in late 2013 for the return of Aamer, who has spent more than 13 years at the infamous detention facility without charge, according to multiple sources with knowledge of the understanding.


Let him rot.

  • David Murrell

    No problem. Obama the commander-in-chief will place a phone call to free his al Qaeda buddies. Anything to promote Islamic war crimes.

  • tom_billesley

    If you leave the UK for more than two years, you lose your permanent resident status. Regulations like that don’t exist in media think.