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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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Shaker Aamer 'suffering from post-traumatic stress'

Shaker Aamer is "suffering from post-traumatic stress disorder", one of his lawyers has confirmed.

Shaker Aamer was detained without charge since 2002. Credit: .

Speaking on the former Guantanamo Bay prisoner's first full day of freedom back in Britain, lawyer Ramzi Kassem said his client was suffering from "physical and psychological" conditions following his release.

Kassem told BBC Radio 4's Today programme: "He suffers from a number of conditions both physical and psychological, including post-traumatic stress disorder on the severer end of the PTSD spectrum."

Aamer is currently undergoing medical tests ahead of being reunited with his children.

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