Britain `working hard` with US to close Guantanamo

Last Updated: Thursday, January 12, 2012 - 00:37

London: Prime Minister David Cameron said on Wednesday that Britain was working "very hard" with the United States to help close Guantanamo Bay detention camp, on the
tenth anniversary of its opening.

One British citizen, Shaker Aamer, remains in the prison on Cuba and the government has been pressing for his release, including at talks between Foreign Secretary William Hague and US Secretary of State Hillary Clinton in December.

London: Prime Minister David Cameron said on Wednesday that Britain was working "very hard" with the United States to help close Guantanamo Bay detention camp, on the
tenth anniversary of its opening.

One British citizen, Shaker Aamer, remains in the prison on Cuba and the government has been pressing for his release, including at talks between Foreign Secretary William Hague and US Secretary of State Hillary Clinton in December.

At least 14 former Guantanamo inmates have been taken in
by Britain and dozens more by European countries as US
President Barack Obama seeks to fulfil his pledge to close the
camp, opened in 2002 to house terror suspects.

PTI

First Published: Tuesday, January 10, 2012 - 14:58
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