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Shaker Aamer may 'bring legal proceedings' against British Government

Shaker Aamer, the last British resident to be held at Guantanamo Bay, may 'bring legal proceedings' against the British Government following his release from the military prison.

The 46-year-old who arrived home to the UK on a private plane on Friday had been held at the prison in Cuba for almost 14 years and was undergoing medical tests on Saturday morning.

On his return back to Britain, Aamer paid tribute to his supporters, saying: "Without their devotion to justice I would not be here in Britain now."

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Downing Street: Shaker Aamer will not be detained in UK

Number 10 said David Cameron welcomed Shaker Aamer's release. Credit: PA

Shaker Aamer will not be detained once he returns to the UK, Downing Street has said.

However, the Prime Minister's spokeswoman said measures had been put in place to "ensure public safety".

"As soon as he is returned to the UK he is no longer in detention. He is free to be reunited with his family," she said.

"The Prime Minister has been clear that the public should be reassured that everything to ensure public safety is in place."

She added that David Cameron welcomed Mr Aamer's release after he raised the issue personally with US President Barack Obama.

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