Pamela Anderson speaks out on behalf of Julian Assange
WASHINGTON, February 25, 2017 — An open letter, reprinted with permissions from PamelaAnderson.org
I met Julian through Vivienne Westwood. We mixed up our dates – I ended up at the embassy on the wrong day but was able to meet with Julian privately. I asked him how he thought I could be more effective as an activist. We came up with TENURE to support relentless activism. Giving Activists tenure and cover[ing] basic needs so that they continue their great work while being able to provide for themselves and their families wherever they may be in the world.
Since then I feel a genuine closeness to Julian. I have had more stimulating conversation with this man than all my ex-husbands and lovers combined. Our intentions were not to become romantic, but to join forces.
The rumors are flattering. I think I might have what it takes to be an effective First Lady. If I had to choose a World Leader to stand beside and support wholeheartedly it would be Julian Assange.
Australian’s must not forget. They have a fellow citizen trapped in the Ecuadorian Embassy in London who has not been able to go outside, feel the sunshine, hug his children or see his Mother for 4 1/2 years. He has been detained for 6 years.
I’m shocked that Prime Minister Turnbull hasn’t stepped in. He is famously known for the Spycatcher case. Defending freedom of speech. American relations shouldn’t come before protection of a country’s own citizen. I see that as a very weak position. Unfitting of Mr Turnbull from what I have read.
The Julian Assange Case is incredibly complex. Australia has failed to exercise diplomatic protection over Julian, an Australian Citizen, refusing him the most basic assistance.
Australia is now seeking a seat on the UN Human Rights Council at a time when Julian, an Australian citizen, has been found to be arbitrarily detained by the UK and Sweden.
An unlawful status under international law- and Australia is doing nothing about it.
Australia’s failure led to Ecuador’s decision to grant Asylum to Julian.
The government of Ecuador found that “Mr. Assange is without protection and assistance that should receive from the State of which he is a citizen” and recognize that Julian Is politically persecuted and risks cruel, inhuman and degrading treatment if he is extradited to the US.
Australia is well aware of the ongoing US criminal investigation of it’s citizens.
A secret Grand Jury has been empaneled in Virginia since 2010; whether it has issued a sealed indictment is unknown.
For the past 6 years, the investigation has been conducted in secret, so Julian cannot challenge the merits or the legality of such an investigation under the First Amendment in court.
Numerous organizations, including Human Rights Watch and Reporters Without Borders , have condemned the US Government for making Wikileaks and Mr Assange, a publisher, the target of an unprecedented national security espionage case and for the chilling effect this investigation is having on the freedom of the press generally.
The Department of Justice (DOJ) is acting contrary to its own policies on charging members of the media.
The United Nations found, after deliberating for 16 months that Julian is arbitrarily deprived of his liberty and that the UK and Sweden are in violation of their binding legal obligations under the International Covenant and Civil and Political rights.
Julian should be immediately released and compensated. The decision has so far been ignored.
Not a single person has come to harm from the Wikileaks release of US Diplomatic cables. People have been embarrassed and lost office as a result of Wikileaks publications and diplomats have lost postings, and governments have certainly found it more difficult to conduct certain operations that produce civilian causalities.
I have sat inches from Julian for hours at a time. Discussing hopes and dreams for the world we live in.
He is sincere. Clever, and an Asset to civilians everywhere.
His intentions are pure; Of course, some people fear him.
The Jig is up; As he says ‘there is no war without lies, no peace without truth.’
Bruised egos seem to stop at nothing to discredit him. Swedish False Allegations.
A lot of time and resources wasted – when violent crimes are being ignored.
I am a defender of human rights, refugees.
Julian is the most famous refugee of our generation. How the world treats him sets the stage for future refugees.
Keep your eyes open.