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Human rights activists hold a banner with a picture of Saudi national Guantanamo detainee Shaker Aamer, during a rally near the White House in Washington, Friday, Jan. 11, 2013. (Manuel Balce Ceneta/AP)
Human rights activists hold a banner with a picture of Saudi national Guantanamo detainee Shaker Aamer, during a rally near the White House in Washington, Friday, Jan. 11, 2013. (Manuel Balce Ceneta/AP)

President Barack Obama has pledged a new effort to close the detention center at Guantanamo Bay, Cuba. Many of the inmates there are on a hunger strike.

In Britain, human rights activists are also campaigning to close the prison and release the last British resident being held there. His name is Shaker Aamer.

The BBC's Farhana Dawood reports on his case.

This segment aired on May 14, 2013.

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