CAGE welcomes the release of Abdul Rahman al Shalabi after serving 14 years at Guantanamo Bay.

CAGE Outreach Director and former detainee of Guantanamo Bay and Bagram prisons, Moazzam Begg said:

“Abdul Rahman al Shalabi was the longest serving continuous hunger striker in Guantanamo. He was held for 14 years without charge and began his hunger strike in 2005 in order to fight for better conditions and against the torture and inhuman treatment. We welcome his release and repatriation to his homeland and family. Shaker Aamer remains in Guantanamo however – along with 113 others and their struggle for justice must now finally be realised.”

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