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President Obama has said it is "time to finish the job" and close the Guantanamo Bay camp in Cuba.
He said: "Since I’ve been President, we’ve worked responsibly to cut the population of GTMO in half."
"I will not relent in my determination to shut it down," he added.
Amnesty International has called for the last UK resident still detained in Guantanamo Bay to be given a date for his safe return.
Shaker Aamer has been held by the US government for the last 13 years despite never being charged and being cleared for release in 2007.
Around 18,000 people have signed a petition organised by the international human rights organisation which calls for Mr Aamer to be set free without delay if he is not charged and brought to a fair trial.
Last Friday David Cameron raised the case with President Barack Obama, who gave a public commitment to prioritise the matter, Amnesty said.
Amnesty Northern Ireland director Patrick Corrigan said: "Those words must be followed by actions. No more excuses, no more delays - Mr Aamer should be given a date for a safe return to his family."
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Former Guantanamo Bay detainee Moazzam Begg has pleaded not guilty to seven terror offences connected with the civil war in Syria.
The 45-year-old appeared via video link from prison to deny the charges.
Begg, of Hall Green, Birmingham, is accused of attending a terrorist training camp in Syria October 2012 and April 2013 and funding terrorism by providing a generator in July last year.
He also faces five counts of possessing an article for a purpose connecting to terrorism between December 31, 2012 and February 26 this year.
Begg will stand trial at the Old Bailey on October 6.
The last Briton being detained in Guantanamo Bay has been diagnosed with post-traumatic stress disorder.
ITV News has been given access to a medical report into Shaker Aamer's mental and physical health, that his legal team will use to try to get him released under the Geneva Convention.
An independent psychiatrist carried out a medical on Mr Aamer, who has been detained for 12 years without charge, and found 11 mental and physical issues.
They included headaches which can last up to 24 hours, tinnitus, post-traumatic stress disorder and worsening vision.
Britain wants the US to release Shaker Aamer, who has been held in Guantanamo Bay for 12 years without charge, and return him to the UK, a Foreign Office spokesman told ITV News.
Mr Aamer’s case remains a high priority for the UK Government and we continue to make clear to the US at the highest levels that we want him released and returned to the UK as a matter of urgency.
We have received the letter from Reprieve and will respond fully in due course.
The last Briton being held in Guantanamo Bay detention centre has asked "what kind of monster would refuse to allow a father to reunite with his family?"
In words exclusively supplied to ITV News from Shaker Aamer, who has been held in Guantanamo for 12 years without being charged, he also added that he hopes to return to London to see his wife and four children.
He said: "My beloved wife, and my four dear children, are all in London, so I am going to go to London. What kind of monster would refuse to allow a father to reunite with his family? I hope nobody would.”
Mr Aamer, who has never seen one of his children, added: “The first years of a child’s life is the time when a father can fill his reservoir with love.
"After that, the child must draw on that reservoir for the rest of his life. What I have lost, and what has been stolen from my wife and children, can never be given back.”
A Briton, who has been held in the US's Guantanamo Bay detention centre for 12 years, told ITV News he believes he will be freed this year.
Shaker Aamer was first cleared for release seven years ago but remains in the detention centre and now his legal team will use a report into his mental and physical health to try and get him released under the Geneva convention.
Speaking from inside Guantanamo Bay, Mr Aamer said his health was bad but that he had "faith in my Lord...I do not believe I will die here. I must survive for my family. But it is hard, it is hard.”
When asked whether he was on hunger strike, Mr Aamer said: "I am back on hunger strike and have gone without food for a long time. Of course it is bad for my health."
A British man, Shaker Aamer, has been held in America's Guantanamo Bay detention centre for twelve years - one of more than 150 inmates still inside.
First cleared for release seven years ago, now ITV News has been shown a medical report into Mr Aamer's mental and physical health, that his legal team will use to try to get him released under the Geneva convention.
ITV News' Washington correspondent Robert Moore reports: