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Shaker Aamer: A Decade of Injustice

Synopsis
This short film tells the story of Shaker Aamer, the last British resident held in Guantánamo Bay, without having been charged or put on trial. The film features exclusive footage of the ongoing fight for his return taking place in London and outlines the possible reason why he has not been released, including the role he has in Guantánamo Bay as a leader, his allegations of the UK government’s complicity in his torture, and what he may have witnessed the night of the multiple Guantánamo suicides.

The film includes interviews with former detainees, Amer’s American lawyer Clive Stafford Smith (Director of Reprieve), his local MP Jane Ellison, Michael Ratner (President of the Center for Constitutional Rights), Ruth Blakely (Senior Lecturer In International Relations at University of Kent ), Clive Baldwin (Senior Legal Advisor Human Rights Watch) amongst other campaigners, journalists and human rights lawyers.
Language
English
Country
Great Britain
Year of release
2012
Subjects
Politics & government
Keywords
Guantanamo Bay; human rights abuses; war on terror; Amer, Shaker

Credits

Director
Mark Saunders
Editor
Iris Olivet Llach

Distribution Formats

Type
DVD
Format
Region 0 PAL
Price
£40.00
Availability
Sale
Duration/Size
22 minutes
Year
2013

Distributor

Name

Spectacle Productions

Email
info@spectacle.co.uk
Web
http://www.spectacle.co.uk External site opens in new window
Phone
020 7223 5577
Fax
020 7223 6666
Address
99-109 Lavender Hill
London
SW11 5QL
Notes
Distributor for Despite TV

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