Celebrity Schedule

UPDATE 30 October 2015: Shaker Aamer has been freed from Guantánamo and is back with his family in the UK. We did it! Thanks to everyone who fasted or pledged to fast on his behalf. Please see his statement on the We Stand With Shaker website! And please note that there is no longer any need for anyone to fast or to pledge to fast.

UPDATE 11 November: Please visit the We Stand With Shaker website for a photo Shaker sent to us and a message thanking all his supporters — including those who fasted for him!

These are the dates when celebrity supporters, MPs and other campaigners have pledged to Fast For Shaker

Also visit the Calendar and click on each date to see all the wonderful messages of support.

October 15th

Shaker Aamer’s family
Clive Stafford Smith, Reprieve
Cori Crider, Reprieve
Tania Mathias MP (Conservative, Twickenham)
Andy Slaughter MP (Labour, Hammersmith), vice-chair, Shaker Aamer Parliamentary Group
Todd Pierce, Army Maj. (retired), former military defense attorney in the military commissions at Guantánamo
Ed Asner, actor
Caroline Lagerfelt, actress
Joanne MacInnes, co-director, We Stand With Shaker
Andy Worthington, co-director, We Stand With Shaker

October 16th

Maxine Peake, actress
David Morrissey, actor
Coleen Rowley, retired FBI Agent and former Minneapolis Division Legal Counsel

October 17th

David Lan, theatre director and playwright
Brandon Neely, ex-GTMO guard
Ray McGovern, US peace activist, former CIA analyst

October 18th

David Davis MP (Conservative, Haltemprice and Howden), co-chair, Shaker Aamer Parliamentary Group

October 19th

Harriet Walter, actress
Tom Brake MP (Liberal Democrat, Carshalton and Wallington)
Steven Reisner, US psychologist, founding member, Coalition for an Ethical Psychology
Moazzam Begg, former Guantánamo prisoner

October 20th

Frankie Boyle, comedian
Juliet Stevenson, actress
Sara Pascoe, comedian
Janet Ellis, actress and TV presenter

October 21st

Roger Waters, musician (ex-Pink Floyd)
Mark Rylance, actor and director
John McDonnell MP (Labour, Hayes and Harlington), Shadow Chancellor, founder and co-chair, Shaker Aamer Parliamentary Group
Caroline Lucas MP (Green, Brighton Pavilion), vice-chair, Shaker Aamer Parliamentary Group
Medea Benjamin, Code Pink
Susan Wokoma, actress
Clare Dunn, actress

October 22nd

Rebecca Long Bailey MP (Labour, Salford and Eccles)
Jenny Jones (Green, House of Lords, London Assembly Member)
Yvonne Ridley, journalist
Joy Hurcombe, chair, Save Shaker Aamer Campaign

October 23rd

David Knopfler, musician

October 24th

David Morrissey, actor (2nd fast)
Andy McDonald MP (Labour, Middlesbrough)
Dr. Shuja Shafi, Secretary General, Muslim Council of Britain
Lord Hylton, crossbench peer
Suliman Gani, teacher and broadcaster

October 25th

Charlie Winston, musician
Ibrahim Mogra, Assistant Secretary General, Muslim Council of Britain

October 26th

Clive Lewis MP (Labour, Norwich South)
Dr. David Nicholl, neurologist and human rights campaigner
Tom Davies, Amnesty International UK
Lucy Wake, Amnesty International UK

November 2nd

Lauren Booth, journalist and broadcaster