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.


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

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


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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.
Name: Alison Hunter
Date: 03 Feb 20 07:13 UTC
Free Speech, Free Press. Shame on New Zealand for not looking after NZ citizens.
Name: Lorraine Harvey
Date: 03 Feb 20 06:21 UTC
Grant politically persecuted Journalist Suzie Dawson, asylum in Russia now.

For her safety & that of her young children
Name: Halah Ismail
Date: 02 Feb 20 22:16 UTC
I am signing this letter in solidarity and gratitude to Suzi.
Name: Zofia
Date: 02 Feb 20 20:14 UTC
Help Suzie get her asylum in Russia.
Name: Adwoa Oni
Date: 02 Feb 20 18:57 UTC
All people of conscience must support Suzie because of her conscientious and intrepid journalism. Political asylum for Suzie now! Suzie's and Julian's situations expose the lie that the West does not have political dissidents and political prisoners.
Name: Martha Rowen
Date: 02 Feb 20 18:25 UTC
Protect Suzie and protect freedom of information!
Name: Sam Osborne
Date: 02 Feb 20 18:06 UTC
The sooner we can get direct democracy, the sooner that situations like this will cease.

Name: Kimberly Schwanke
Date: 02 Feb 20 14:45 UTC
I support this letter.
Name: Josephine Milligan
Date: 02 Feb 20 13:51 UTC
The abuse of people who speak out against government corruption, is not ok. There must be avenues for redress and protection of brave activists and whistleblowers.
Name: Sue-ellen Campbell
Date: 02 Feb 20 10:35 UTC
We need heroes and Susie is one. Her children need their mother and neither they or their mother have done anything wrong..
Name: Esther Schmeer
Date: 02 Feb 20 09:20 UTC
Please protect this peaceful activist and her children. Sie has made sacrifices for what she believes in and what serves the greater good.
Name: Marco Rossi
Date: 02 Feb 20 08:24 UTC
Protect Suzie!
Name: Donna L Joy
Date: 02 Feb 20 08:20 UTC
Freedom of the press! Protect Suzie!
Name: Madeleine Kelsall
Date: 02 Feb 20 08:06 UTC
please protect Suzie
Name: Lilliana Corredor Phd
Date: 02 Feb 20 06:17 UTC
Suzie's persecution is outrageous. The NZ Government mudt ACT NOW to protect its citizens!
Name: Karla Miranda
Date: 02 Feb 20 05:45 UTC
Free speech Is fundamental to Democracy. Suzie Dawson work is vital.
Name: Jay Sherwood
Date: 02 Feb 20 04:53 UTC
I hereby add my signature to the open letter advocating on behalf of New Zealand journalist Suzie Dawson.
Name: John Gallagher
Date: 02 Feb 20 04:10 UTC
NZ's alignment opens it to invidious pressures to compromise itself, such as by spying on Suzie Dawson. To end such pressures, NZ needs to become a truly independent, neutral nation, able to act constructively between US & Russia, China & others, unbeholden to any 1 of them.
Name: David Nash
Date: 02 Feb 20 04:05 UTC
Hope this helps, somehow
Name: Brian
Date: 02 Feb 20 02:28 UTC
Good luck Suzie!
Name: Bashar Rihani
Date: 02 Feb 20 02:14 UTC
Suzie deserves all the support because she represents genuine journalism.
Name: Kim Kurt
Date: 02 Feb 20 02:11 UTC
She is being persecuted for practicing democracy
Name: Vanessa Byrne
Date: 02 Feb 20 01:42 UTC
I stand by brave New Zealand journalist, Suzie Dawson.
Name: Marirose Walker
Date: 02 Feb 20 00:49 UTC
Suzie Dawson is a nonviolent peaceful activist; she is an insightful writer who always has something to teach us. We’re lucky to have her on earth. #ProtectSuzie & her dear young family from the persecution they’ve been tormented by. Pls help her now. She’s been suffering too long as have her children. Ty.
Name: David Paley
Date: 02 Feb 20 00:28 UTC
It's time for this crazy harassment of journalist's to stop. They have a job to do that is a necessary PUBLIC SERVICE. Please them them do it without penalty.
Name: Jonathan Karlsson
Date: 02 Feb 20 00:08 UTC
Freedom of the press, freedom for all
Name: Margaret Kimberley
Date: 02 Feb 20 00:03 UTC
The right to asylum is inviolate.
Name: Louise E Bracken
Date: 02 Feb 20 00:01 UTC
Suzie Dawson is a courageous journalist who has exposed abuse and corruption by those in power. She deserves to be protected from the people she exposed.
Name: Mark Williams
Date: 01 Feb 20 23:58 UTC
Stop this vendetta against Suzie Dawson. It sets a precedent that can be used against anyone, including YOU. That’s kind of the whole idea of civil liberties: if she’s not free, neither are you.
Name: Katarina Vidovic
Date: 01 Feb 20 23:35 UTC
I admire your work, Suzie. Advocating transparency in politics is not a crime and no one should be persecuted because of it.
Name: Misty Winston
Date: 01 Feb 20 23:30 UTC
I stand with Suzie.
Name: Alexander Hiett
Date: 01 Feb 20 23:28 UTC
Protect Suzie, protect journalism & get her home
Name: Pablo Rodriguez
Date: 01 Feb 20 23:23 UTC
Real freedom now
Name: Joshua Benton
Date: 01 Feb 20 23:20 UTC
Please help protect Suzie! She is an amazing journalist and should to be able to continue her work.
Name: Dapo Ajiboye
Date: 01 Feb 20 23:19 UTC
Protect whistle blowers & independent journalist.
Name: Dane Owen
Date: 01 Feb 20 23:18 UTC
We need strong people like Suzie to stand up to Authority to expose their abuses.
Name: Steve Poikonen
Date: 01 Feb 20 23:11 UTC
Suzie must not be sacrificed to the gods of national security and information control. Protect Suzie.
Name: Ian Colville
Date: 01 Feb 20 23:04 UTC
The persecution of journalists who genuinely speak truth to power must cease. This is one of the most important issues today.
Name: Malcolm Justice
Date: 01 Feb 20 22:45 UTC
everyone needs to feel and be safe for just telling the truth
Name: David Yohannan
Date: 01 Feb 20 22:34 UTC
I have been harassed, threatened and spied upon by the US government for two decades so I understand the severity and stand up for Suzie 💪🏽✊✊🙏
Name: Antoon Van Maris
Date: 01 Feb 20 22:22 UTC
Why are mums prosecuted, in this world and not the warcriminals ? #freeAssange and #freeChelsea, #protectSuzie !
Name: Mahtma Hemry
Date: 01 Feb 20 22:18 UTC
The Press must be unfettered by the different branches of gov't.
Name: Alan Booker
Date: 01 Feb 20 22:09 UTC
i support this letter
Name: Jane Robertson-gaoua
Date: 01 Feb 20 22:05 UTC
Let Suzie and her children live in peace.52286
Name: Nik Bebic
Date: 01 Feb 20 22:04 UTC
Truthtellers & Freedom fighters are the only things really worth protecting in this neoliberal New World Order.
Name: Ian Caruana
Date: 01 Feb 20 22:00 UTC
Suzie is a first class journalist, in a free world a free press is essential. Protect our journalist's we all need them.
Name: Julie Alberding
Date: 01 Feb 20 21:55 UTC
Truth tellers and real journalists must be protected, not persecuted.
Name: Omar Misa
Date: 01 Feb 20 19:26 UTC
Suzie Dawson, as anyone in her predicament, deserves asylum away from persecution. If her chosen destination refuses to accept her, then her grievance is simply deferred to responsible hosts. How far, and for how long, does she have to travel to find a home?
Name: Anne Hinde
Date: 01 Feb 20 11:52 UTC
Suzie is another great truth telling journalist ..We must support them for their honesty and sheer guts in doing this work.Thank you brave lady.✊
Name: Cornell
Date: 01 Feb 20 10:52 UTC
I genuinely value your work, Great post.
Name: Jax Domnitz
Date: 01 Feb 20 10:35 UTC
I support Suzie Dawson, and request asylum for this innocent and law-abiding woman so she can return to NZ with her children.
Name: Pravin
Date: 31 Jan 20 23:32 UTC
We support you in every way we could
Name: Gina
Date: 31 Jan 20 10:51 UTC
protect suzie, protect freedom of speech
Name: Stephen Caruso
Date: 31 Jan 20 04:38 UTC
Truth telling is the revolution, listen or get out of they way! Free Suzie Dawson from the bullying and harassment and serve justice to those who would do otherwise
Name: Bhavana Lymworth
Date: 31 Jan 20 03:04 UTC
Supporting those who put themselves on the line is crucial.
Name: Joseph Miles
Date: 31 Jan 20 03:03 UTC
Journalism was the hope that misdeeds would be published as a sort of check-and-balance...but as all English speaking nations are staffed with war criminals and thieves and now control our press and governments's becoming harder to find truth SPEAKERS.
Name: Alex Mogilevski
Date: 31 Jan 20 03:02 UTC
Protect Suzie Dawson’s!
Name: Billy Joe Cain
Date: 31 Jan 20 02:55 UTC
Suzie is one of the best voices out there to raise awareness of the spy state. She needs to be free and safe and have a world where she can speak truth to power