Open Letter

We are asking all good people of conscience to co-sign their name to the below Open Letter. The letter calls on relevant international bodies and non-governmental agencies to take immediate action to endorse and preserve the human rights and liberty of Suzie and her children, and to protect them from being thrust back into the waiting arms of her persecutors. Once you have read and signed the letter, please share it with friends, colleagues and family to help us protect this brave Kiwi journalist. Thank you


We, the undersigned, have reviewed the overwhelming evidence of New Zealand journalist Suzie Dawson’s political persecution as posted on this website and call on international bodies and NGO's to step up and advocate for the protection of Suzie and her family from this persecution.

It is unacceptable that a young mother and her children have been subjected to extreme psychological distress after years of targeting and harassment by the very entities Suzie held to account through her journalistic work and activism. Suzie and her children deserve, at the very least, to live free of this persistent abuse.

Due to a combination of discrimination based on Suzie's country of origin and her association with other high value targets, neglect and lack of resource, Suzie and her family are effectively in limbo and require urgent intervention from appropriate parties in order to resolve their situation in a way that reinforces and is consistent with their human rights.

Suzie Dawson is not and has never been a threat to the public but rather a peaceful, pro-democratic activist whose journalistic work has been published on three continents, in multiple languages, and is of a great benefit to the public. We therefore exhort you to provide Suzie Dawson and her young family the support and advocacy necessary to ensure that they are protected from the powerful entities that have demonstrated repeatedly that they will stop at nothing to harm her.

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39 entries

Name: Emma Beverage
Date: 27 May 20 18:13 UTC
Evil is controlling our world and anyone with the courage to expose this gets targeted.
Name: Inahaa Te Urutahi Waikerepuru
Date: 26 May 20 03:28 UTC
I totally support the safety of Suzie and her children to be in a secure state level of care and protection from the dangers posed upon her by the NZ Govt
Name: Marcus Freeman
Date: 15 May 20 05:48 UTC
Freedom is a right for all.
Name: Sharon Powell
Date: 04 May 20 14:14 UTC
Journalism is not a crime!
Name: Sadaf Fatima
Date: 14 Apr 20 21:09 UTC
For freedom of expression and free press
Name: Nam Nguyen
Date: 14 Apr 20 12:53 UTC
I am in full support of the Protect Suzie Campaign.
Name: Mitchell McGuire
Date: 12 Apr 20 12:51 UTC
Intel agencies are a systemic threat to our democracies. They threaten our basic freedoms, our public safety, national security, and world piece. The targeting of S. Dawson is just the tip of the iceberg on the abuse of power, the unchecked privledges they hold. They use nefarious methods to accomolish goals, goals of for and by corporations, and special interests. Not the people whom they are supposed to serve. Protect human rights, protect freedom of the press, protect Suzie Dawson
Name: Tony Wakeham
Date: 08 Mar 20 11:22 UTC
She is an investigative journalist with integraty that exposes corruption & crime. She needs to be protected from the powerful people who perpetrate the illegal acts.
Name: Anne Burnell
Date: 08 Mar 20 00:52 UTC
Before being chosen by Wikileaks founder & publisher Julian Assange to spearhead Unity4J Vigils, Suzie Dawson was already being targeted by her home country New Zealand for publishing government crimes. Being forced to leave her home country, she now lives in Russia. Because the one govt official RESPONSIBLE for giving Suzie refugee status was mentioned in one of Suzie's articles, she outright refused to give Suzie refugee status OR RESPONSIBLE ACKNOWLEDGEMENT she'd READ Suzie's APPLICATION FORM ...leaving Suzie IN the dark/in limbo which has led to this open letter. (UK did THE SAME with letters sent to them from Nils Melzer regarding psychological torture on Julian Assange.) Suzie set aside YEARS to help free Julian Assange & Wikileaks with Unity4J Vigils. It's been some time that we must help her. So, please sign this open letter. Thanks, for taking the time to read and sign.
Name: Salima Maouch
Date: 05 Mar 20 01:19 UTC
It is shocking to see that Suzie has been put into this position by her government for simply informing the public about reality. Suzie and her family deserve to be protected and safe. Journalism is not a crime.
Name: Levi Nelitz
Date: 27 Feb 20 05:33 UTC
This situation shows the harassment and danger people, especially journalists face when exposing high levels of corruption and destructive tactics within corporate, government and legal systems.
Name: Matthew Prockter
Date: 24 Feb 20 06:13 UTC
NZ should to try to maintain an independent foreign policy. We need to protect courageous journalists like Suzie, who expose where this is not the case.
Name: Theresa Barzee
Date: 23 Feb 20 23:55 UTC
Suzie is an awezome researcher and heroine for freedom. Please give her the emotional and monetary support she and her family need to thrive. May all of us help and continue to support this ourageious journalist now and in all future endeavors of hers. Thank You, for protecting and providing for her safety and her children's safety. Theresa Barzee
Name: Kathy Bridge
Date: 22 Feb 20 22:13 UTC
This is a grave injustice that needs to be put right. Human rights violation against Suzie and family.
Name: Srdjanr
Date: 22 Feb 20 10:16 UTC
Protect Suzie!!
Name: Jennifer Bossi
Date: 22 Feb 20 09:43 UTC
Spreading truth, being courageous - Suzie, thank you for being yourself. I feel encouraged by you. May you and your family be safe <3>
Name: Susan Phelan
Date: 21 Feb 20 09:20 UTC
Truthful journalism is not a crime.
Name: William Franz
Date: 20 Feb 20 20:48 UTC
The world needs fearless independent journalism more than ever.
Name: Ed West
Date: 18 Feb 20 23:48 UTC
Hello. Leave journalists alone!
Name: Satu Hiitola
Date: 18 Feb 20 13:47 UTC
I don't understand why my name is not on the list even thought I put it there many weeks ago. Suzie, you are lot alone. I got some ideas. Just try hang on there. Could you send me an email? I would like to tell about my ideas?
Name: Edward Delicata
Date: 18 Feb 20 00:38 UTC
The mistreatment of journalists for doing their job MUST CEASE. Telling the truth is NOT a crime!
Name: Merce Sandoval Cuenca
Date: 16 Feb 20 17:18 UTC
I learnt about Suzie Dawson while searching for truthful articles and honest journalism. I think it's outrageous to destroy somebodys life for helping us be properly informed. I hope she and her family can get protection as any of us does
Name: Amy-beth Doyon
Date: 16 Feb 20 04:23 UTC
Suzie and her children deserve a life of peace. As an activist myself who has been harassed, stalked and had an attempt on my life (resulting in near death and permanent impairment) I'm especially passionate about Suzie's case. Please protect Suzie and her children.
Name: Kirill
Date: 15 Feb 20 09:45 UTC
Please protect Suzi.
Name: Rebecca Hicks
Date: 15 Feb 20 02:39 UTC
Please stop this atrocity on an innocent family.
Name: Deanna Flowers
Date: 15 Feb 20 00:57 UTC
Protect Suzie, freedom of press and freedom of speech!
Name: James Reed
Date: 15 Feb 20 00:36 UTC
Stop picking on her.
Name: Nina
Date: 15 Feb 20 00:28 UTC
She has done nothing WRONG !!!
Name: Santiago Del Hierro
Date: 15 Feb 20 00:05 UTC
All my support!
Name: Ed
Date: 14 Feb 20 22:54 UTC
Suzie is a journalist and whistle-blower who needs international bodies need to protect Suzie and her family from this persecution
Name: Alina Lilova
Date: 14 Feb 20 21:13 UTC
In solidarity with Suzie Dawson - please protect her!
Name: Stephen Verchinski
Date: 14 Feb 20 17:12 UTC
Support free speech and journalists
Name: Dan
Date: 14 Feb 20 05:03 UTC
Please protect Suzie
Name: Rain
Date: 14 Feb 20 02:48 UTC
Best of luck brave Susie, I admire who you are!
Name: David Nash
Date: 14 Feb 20 00:44 UTC
Good luck. The world needs more good people
Name: Rosemary Ingram
Date: 13 Feb 20 22:16 UTC
Support Suzie as she supports others
Name: Darlene
Date: 13 Feb 20 19:08 UTC
Protect Suzie and her children! Journalism is not a crime and harassment should never be allowed.
Name: Magnus Mickelsson
Date: 13 Feb 20 17:11 UTC
Keep fighting the good fight!
Name: Ro
Date: 01 Jan 70 00:00 UTC