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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13 entries

Name: Jennie Helena
Date: 27 Jul 20 05:33 UTC
Suzie Dawson is a very giving and selfless person. She’s been absolutely integral to the successes of the Unity4J movement to save Julian Assange. We’re it not for the corrpt societies now encompassing the Western world, Suzie would be a celebrated journalist and activist enjoying freedom of movement in her home country of New Zealand. Please give all you can to help Suzie. She truly deserves our support!
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