Former Guantanamo Bay prisoner arrives in Britain hours after release

October 30, 2015 12:11 PM

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Former Guantanamo Bay prisoner arrives in Britain hours after release

A suspected al-Qaeda member who became a cause célèbre among human rights groups and members of the British Parliament has been freed from the prison at Guantanamo Bay, Cuba, and returned to Britain, officials said Friday.

Shaker Aamer, who had been held at the facility for more than 13 years and was first cleared for release in 2007, arrived in Britain on a plane chartered by the British government.

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