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: 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: 01 Jan 70 00:00 UTC