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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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: Ronald Krinock
Date: 13 Feb 20 15:24 UTC
Please make this a top priority.
Name: Alice
Date: 13 Feb 20 13:24 UTC
Call to Protect for Suzie & her children

Is a Call to protect Journalists, whistleblowers, Journalism & humanRights. Free JulianAssange Free ChelseaManning Free Snowden Free Ola Bini & others.. Solidarity

Name: Bob Burdoff
Date: 12 Feb 20 06:36 UTC
just do the right thing - ditto for all journo's & whistle blowers.
Name: Lucy Godfrey
Date: 12 Feb 20 00:01 UTC


It is unacceptable that a young mother and her children have been subjected to extreme psychological distress.
Name: Carlos Mendez
Date: 10 Feb 20 05:35 UTC
Protect who disent to protec5 freedom and prevent corruption
Name: Kay Cornally
Date: 10 Feb 20 21:44 UTC
Please protect Suzi.
Name: Jaclin Chouchana
Date: 10 Feb 20 10:31 UTC
Protect journalists and the truth thanks Suzie
Name: Christian Larsson
Date: 10 Feb 20 07:35 UTC
Protect Suzie now!
Name: Sam Pearson
Date: 10 Feb 20 03:02 UTC
Protect free journalism! Fight for freedom and truth!
Name: Can Erimtan
Date: 09 Feb 20 18:34 UTC
Suzie Dawson is a paragon of virtue, the virtue of freedom of speech.
Name: Tresilla Wood
Date: 09 Feb 20 11:10 UTC
Suzie is an outstanding journalist and activist who has been instrumental in exposing the depths of the 5 eyes. She has experienced extreme and unjust persecution. Her courageous stance in the face of constant threats is an inspiration. No young family should be living under constant threat and fear!
Name: Jenny
Date: 09 Feb 20 09:09 UTC
Persecution against Suzie and others must stop.
Name: Ksenia
Date: 09 Feb 20 08:44 UTC
Signing the letter I'd like to show my support for Suzie.
Name: Dr Lilliana Corredor
Date: 09 Feb 20 07:49 UTC
It's outrageous that Suzie Dawson and her young children have been persecuted for 4 years because of her journalistic activities exposing government malfeasance! And, worse still is that such persecution be done by the same Intelligence Agencies that have been persecuting Julian Assange! It's unconscionable that Freedom of Speech and Freedom of Press be censored, simply because governments eant to keep secret their crimes, abuse of power, and malfeasance! Suzie Dawson's situation is untenable and she MUST be granted 'Political Refugee' status immediately by the UNOHR - so that her and her chidren can receive official ASYLUM for their safety.
Name: Merlin Blackmore
Date: 09 Feb 20 04:24 UTC
In the time I've known Suzie, all she's done is try to help people (including me). She's a wonderful mother, friend, and human being. Please help her in any way you can.
Name: Jessica
Date: 09 Feb 20 03:54 UTC
God Bless and Protect Suzie and her family!
Name: Geoffrey Blake
Date: 09 Feb 20 01:14 UTC
Descry moral terpitude wherever..
Name: Sarah Lane
Date: 07 Feb 20 17:38 UTC
Suzie Dawson is an exceptional journalist and telling the truth is not a crime.
Name: Cheryl Browne
Date: 07 Feb 20 17:20 UTC
Freedom of speech
Name: Paula Akbar
Date: 07 Feb 20 05:03 UTC
There are no words to describe Suzie Dawson's surreal and nightmarish situation. Please give her and her children the security, safety and protection that they deserve.
Name: William Howe
Date: 07 Feb 20 00:32 UTC
Please protect Suzie. Fight for a free press.
Name: Scott Gould
Date: 07 Feb 20 00:27 UTC
Good luck Suzie, keep up the good work.
Name: Deborah Hendry
Date: 08 Feb 20 23:02 UTC
Suzie Dawson is a journalist whose excellent work is entirely essential, integral to true democratic process. Free press Free Speech and free Truth. Thank you Suzie Peace and best wishes to you and your family.

Name: Marco Biancotto
Date: 08 Feb 20 22:47 UTC
One of the brightest voices advocating the right to inform own fellow humans about what's wrong with the orwellian world that's being built around us
Name: Elisa Howell
Date: 08 Feb 20 21:35 UTC
No one deserves this treatment. It’s inhuman & beneath human dignity.
Name: Laura Wilder
Date: 08 Feb 20 21:27 UTC
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.
Name: David L A Nightingale
Date: 08 Feb 20 20:56 UTC
Thankyou Suzi.

For all you've done & do. (It's true...)

But most of all,

For your

being you.

ALL our fates are bound with yours.

Listen-up,

O' You (who art)

the whirled*!

[*Listen up, world!]
Name: Tony Trewinnard
Date: 08 Feb 20 20:26 UTC
The protection and rights we request in this instance for Suzie are what we would all want to have, and should all cherish and value as part of our democratic way of life.
Name: Julie Milicevic
Date: 08 Feb 20 20:23 UTC
Stop the political persecution of Suzie Dawson
Name: Polly Milner
Date: 08 Feb 20 17:49 UTC
we need journalists like Suzie to be able to work without fear
Name: Shona Davidson
Date: 08 Feb 20 17:33 UTC
We need journalists who tell us the Truth.

Suzie Dawson must be protected.

She should not be in exile with her children but should be allowed to live in freedom.

It is so wrong that she had to seek asylum.
Name: Stephanie Marsilia
Date: 08 Feb 20 16:01 UTC
Suzie may be best known for being the driving force behind the Occupy movement. I got to know her for her tireless work in fighting to Free Julian Assange. I’m pleased to sign this.
Name: Alberto Carra
Date: 08 Feb 20 12:40 UTC
Solidarity from Italy
Name: Katya Stiletti
Date: 08 Feb 20 12:27 UTC
I support Suzie Dawson's application.
Name: Tan Chingyen
Date: 08 Feb 20 11:20 UTC
Please protect Suzie Dawson
Name: Max
Date: 08 Feb 20 02:31 UTC
Shes one of the few people that understand how important it is to watch other peoples backs against corruption.
Name: Karen Sprowl
Date: 07 Feb 20 23:59 UTC
I am praying for health, protection, and long life for one of my favorite journos, Suzie. Please, everyone, give her the protection and support that she deserves. We NEED her! Thanks!
Name: Doug Lowe
Date: 07 Feb 20 22:39 UTC
Suzie is a class A journalist who needs to do her work without horrific harassment from corporate & governmental powers. And to extend that harassment to her children as well is unconscionable.
Name: Tom Fryer
Date: 07 Feb 20 22:33 UTC
Democracy depends on a free media. Journalists should be protected
Name: Sarah Lane
Date: 07 Feb 20 17:38 UTC
Suzie Dawson is an exceptional journalist and telling the truth is not a crime.
Name: Cheryl Browne
Date: 07 Feb 20 17:20 UTC
Freedom of speech
Name: Jeanne Jackson
Date: 07 Feb 20 16:00 UTC
Humanity should be the first thought.
Name: Paula Akbar
Date: 07 Feb 20 05:03 UTC
There are no words to describe Suzie Dawson's surreal and nightmarish situation. Please give her and her children the security, safety and protection that they deserve.
Name: William Howe
Date: 07 Feb 20 00:32 UTC
Please protect Suzie. Fight for a free press.
Name: Scott Gould
Date: 07 Feb 20 00:27 UTC
Good luck Suzie, keep up the good work.
Name: Pierre Rossi
Date: 06 Feb 20 18:04 UTC
Freedom of the press is non-negotiable
Name: Brandon Kulas
Date: 06 Feb 20 17:25 UTC
The case and the means used against Julian Assange are terrifying and completely unjust. Julian Assange, as well as any kind of whistleblower and contributor, have a right to inform the public and is the very concept of journalism. If you allow Julian Assange to be fully condemned by the prosecution, you will ultimately allow governments to completely regulate and shut down media/activism meant to provide the public with the truth. The world understands this danger, and the world needs you to defend Julian Assange and the great journalism he provides. Thank you.
Name: David Bailie
Date: 06 Feb 20 15:33 UTC
Suzie,

Hope you and yours are well. Stay strong.

Persecution of dissenters happened only in other countries until courageous journalists like yourself revealed the truth.
Name: Jessica Yogini
Date: 06 Feb 20 11:40 UTC
Protect this woman who is trying to protect our freedoms.
Name: Lisa Janoschka
Date: 06 Feb 20 06:30 UTC
How many more whistleblowers will be targeted by governments after they reveal criminal activity? It has to stop. Let this woman go freely! While you’re at it let Julian Assange, Edward Snowden and Chelsea Manning go in freedom as well! These people are heroes!
Name: Charles Robol
Date: 06 Feb 20 06:07 UTC
Pardon Assange Manning & Snowden!! Protect Suzie!!
Name: Julian Terris
Date: 06 Feb 20 05:59 UTC
Suzie deserves our support as she has put her life on the line to support Julian -and we all know that Julian 'has his head in the lion's mouth' Stand up for #FreeSpeech!
Name: Jodi Filer
Date: 06 Feb 20 05:27 UTC
This is disturbing, these govts are out of control! We should be thanking Suzie, Julian, Snowden and Chelsea!
Name: Kiwi Mitchell
Date: 06 Feb 20 05:18 UTC
No Spam ....just another Kiwi of des words protect suzie
Name: David Brown
Date: 06 Feb 20 04:29 UTC
A journalist that works for democracy works for all and the public good and should never be persecuted for it.
Name: Charles Love
Date: 06 Feb 20 04:12 UTC
In protecting Suzie we protect ourselves
Name: Julie Nutt
Date: 06 Feb 20 03:22 UTC
I support Suzie. Please help her and keep her safe.
Name: Brett Turner
Date: 06 Feb 20 03:18 UTC
We need to protect Suzie and the freedom of the press.
Name: Kare Sarich
Date: 05 Feb 20 10:05 UTC
I So feel for Suzie & her Children

Knowing myself exactly what its like

And wish them much Love.
Name: Germann Arlington
Date: 05 Feb 20 09:19 UTC
Political persecution of journalists in a democratic society is a logical fallacy.

Name: Atsushi Chiba
Date: 04 Feb 20 15:16 UTC
I agree with the content of this letter.
Name: Tarref Simon
Date: 04 Feb 20 15:04 UTC
#ProtectSuzieDawson

#FreeAssange

Support Wikileaks helpers

Name: Kitty Brown
Date: 04 Feb 20 15:01 UTC
Be American and do the right thing
Name: Fatema Nayani
Date: 03 Feb 20 17:14 UTC
I support what Suzie stands for. Help her please!!
Name: Hussein Meghani
Date: 03 Feb 20 17:13 UTC
Protecting Suzie gives hope to the independent journalist that they can post the truth and they will be helped by UN.
Name: Jake Dixon
Date: 03 Feb 20 10:12 UTC
Suzie is one of many individuals dealing with corruption; this is a global crisis and no one with the power to do something about this, has done anything to stop it. It is inexcusable the treatment of humanity at this point in time. Stop torturing and killing intelligent people just because they are on to your games. There isn’t a future where evil wins, just give up already.