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Londoner in Guantanamo Bay goes on hunger strike

Shaker Aamer has been held in Guantanamo Bay for over eleven years. Credit: US Department of Defense

A South Londoner who is being held in the US detention camp in Guantanamo Bay has gone on hunger strike. Shaker Aamer has been held at the base for eleven years but has not been tried or charged.

Mr Aamer has said he has lost over 30 pounds since he joined the strike. Lawyers for the inmates say around three-quarters of them have gone on hunger strike at the camp.

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