Lawyer: Freed Guantanamo prisoner wants UK inquiry

This 2013 photo provided by the International Committee of the Red Cross shows Shaker Aamer. Shaker Aamer, a Saudi who emerged as a defiant leader among prisoners during nearly 14 years of confinement on the U.S. base at Guantanamo Bay in Cuba has been released to join his family in Britain. The release comes after a publicity campaign and at the request of Prime Minister David Cameron, who had urged President Barack Obama to resolve the case of the last prisoner at Guantanamo with significant ties to Britain. (International Committee of the Red Cross via AP)

LONDON (AP) — A lawyer says newly freed Guantanamo Bay prisoner Shaker Aamer wants an independent inquiry to examine whether British officials played a role in his treatment.

Human rights lawyer Clive Stafford-Smith told BBC on Saturday that Aamer wants “the whole world” to know what happened to him so rules can be enacted to keep others from facing torture. His lawyers say he was tortured and kept in isolation for extended periods.

Aamer arrived in Britain on Friday after spending nearly 14 years as a prisoner at the U.S. facility in Cuba. He was never charged with a crime.

He is being treated in a British hospital and reuniting with his family.

Aamer, 48, is a citizen of Saudi Arabia but a resident of Britain. British officials had lobbied for his release.

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