Tag : Guantánamo Bay

LUU Amnesty International launch ‘Free Shaker Aamer’ campaign

4 years ago / 0 comments

LUU’s student branch of Amnesty International are continuing to campaign for the release of 46 year old Briton Shaker Aamer, who was arrested in Afghanistan by US forces on the 14th February 2002. LUU Amnesty’s president, Wil Hutton, said, ‘without charge or trial, Shaker Aamer is innocent under international law, … Read More

Human Rights Week: the last British national in Guantanamo

6 years ago / 0 comments

Labelled ‘Give a f*ck’, next week is LUU’s first annual Human Rights Week. It is being coordinated by LUU Amnesty International, but there will be daily events organised by different societies. Each day will be assigned a different cause, from economic and social to environmental rights. Oscar Frandsen of Amnesty International talks about … Read More

Injustice: Clive Stafford Smith at Ilkley Literature Festival

6 years ago / 0 comments

When I was on my way to a talk by the human rights lawyer Clive Stafford Smith OBE, my head conjured up the image of a suited Mark Darcy-style figure. However, this was soon quashed by the man in jeans and a t-shirt who sat cross-legged on the edge of … Read More