Britain’s former foreign secretary David Miliband has been accused of misleading the family of a Guantanamo detainee. Miliband allegedly told Shaker Aamer’s family he was trying to secure his return, while plotting to send him to Saudi Arabia.
According to documents obtained by the Daily Mail, the then Labour government had been trying to extradite Shaker Aamer to the authoritarian Arab kingdom, despite concerns he would face further torture.
David, who is the elder brother of current Labour leader Ed Miliband, is also said to have told Aamer’s family he was trying to bring him back to the UK. Aamer’s lawyers claim this was used to “silence” his client.