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: Tony Ansell
Date: 24 Jan 20 02:32 UTC
@jacindaardern This situation is an absolute outrage! Please take NZ out of this insane Five Eyes nonsense and protect your citizens from this now corrupt and crazy USA led thuggery.
Name: Jeanine
Date: 23 Jan 20 17:22 UTC
Journalists need to be free to tell the truth to the world!
Name: Mary Jones-giampalo
Date: 23 Jan 20 15:58 UTC
#JournalismIsNotACrime
Name: Niall Flanagan
Date: 23 Jan 20 11:11 UTC
Without freedom of the press we have nothing..Stay strong, Suzie! xx
Name: Brigitte Haase
Date: 23 Jan 20 11:07 UTC
Protect Suzie Dawson!
Name: John Filiss
Date: 23 Jan 20 10:55 UTC
The persecution of journalists and whistleblowers who genuinely speak truth to power has to stop. This is one of the most important issues of our time, as it is key to dealing with so many of the others.
Name: Ange Mostratos
Date: 23 Jan 20 10:42 UTC
I support the truth.
Name: Christopher Hand
Date: 23 Jan 20 09:58 UTC
Once again, the guilty persecute the innocent!
Name: Mark Burgess
Date: 23 Jan 20 06:33 UTC
We either stand for journalism or we don’t. All individuals who act as a member of the press, either amateur or professional, must be protected under international law with no exceptions.
Name: Trish Mason
Date: 21 Jan 20 22:27 UTC
To change the world we have to stick together!
Name: Tareq Haddad
Date: 22 Jan 20 11:14 UTC
Suzie is an incredibly brave journalist and is suffering greatly for helping expose the totalitarian crimes of the West. If we care about democracy and freedom of speech, she should be supported and praised—not forced to seek exile in Russia with her two young children. Please support.
Name: Daniel James
Date: 22 Jan 20 12:01 UTC
Protect Suzie! Protect whistleblowers.
Name: Lukas Leitinger
Date: 22 Jan 20 11:43 UTC
Keep fighting the good fight!
Name: Brian Blevins
Date: 22 Jan 20 15:32 UTC
A free world requires a free press. Protect Suzie!
Name: Colin Hammond
Date: 22 Jan 20 15:19 UTC
Freedom to publish should be encouraged, not stamped out
Name: Ricardo Ristorcelli
Date: 22 Jan 20 18:03 UTC
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.
Name: Michael Gruber
Date: 22 Jan 20 18:58 UTC
Suzie is a real journalist
Name: Teresa Marshall
Date: 22 Jan 20 19:15 UTC
Suzie is a peaceful activist and she must be protected
Name: Sam
Date: 23 Jan 20 02:37 UTC
Protect Suzie
Name: J Martin
Date: 23 Jan 20 01:26 UTC
Calling truth to power should never be a crime. Best wishes to Suzie, and may they never stomp out your spirit.
Name: Shelley Bevandick
Date: 22 Jan 20 22:27 UTC
Journalists are under attack. Soon there will no one left to report the truth of the corruption of governments. We appreciate her sacrifices and thank her.
Name: Brian Simon
Date: 21 Jan 20 19:47 UTC
Best of luck Suzi, you and your family stay safe.
Name: Rob Juneau
Date: 21 Jan 20 10:18 UTC
It’s up to us to make the better difference. Suzie’s story shows our secret protectors are frauds who claim legal right but hold themselves above any law, and have been all along.

There is no excuse for it.
Name: Wayne Whalen
Date: 21 Jan 20 09:46 UTC
The truth will set us free!
Name: Rachel Allen
Date: 21 Jan 20 12:40 UTC
Protect free speech and journalism
Name: Mara Moreau
Date: 21 Jan 20 14:28 UTC
I am a former psychologist and have followed Suzie's work from the time she lived and worked in New Zealand. I believe in her integrity and am appalled at the persecution she has received for her activism and values. She unreservedly deserves protection and asylum.
Name: Melissa Mcnicholl
Date: 21 Jan 20 18:18 UTC
Hold them accountable.
Name: Sharon Powell
Date: 21 Jan 20 15:00 UTC
Journalism is not a crime!
Name: Hanna Bryl
Date: 21 Jan 20 14:59 UTC
Any targeting of individuals by security agencies should be prosecuted
Name: Judy Meyer
Date: 21 Jan 20 18:57 UTC
Arresting journalists who give the truth to people, is against everything that the people want. It's not a crime to give news.
Name: Steven Fosbrook
Date: 21 Jan 20 18:43 UTC
We must protect all people with courage, honesty and integrity and those who sacrifice themselves for the good of the people.
Name: Barbara Callahan
Date: 21 Jan 20 03:52 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: William Stevenson
Date: 21 Jan 20 03:17 UTC


Protect All Mothers Unconditionally!!
Name: Rw Nye
Date: 21 Jan 20 02:43 UTC
Freedom for Suzie!

Freedom for all journalists!
Name: Judith Nailer
Date: 21 Jan 20 02:32 UTC
Justice for Journalists
Name: Michael Peters
Date: 21 Jan 20 02:08 UTC
#transparencyworks = the oxygen of democracy

democracy is not a spectator sport.
Name: Eric Hamell
Date: 20 Jan 20 02:51 UTC
The people must defend our whistleblowers.
Name: Paul Hallaert
Date: 20 Jan 20 00:34 UTC
I call on international bodies and NGO's to step up and advocate for the protection of Suzie and her family from persecution.
Name: Stacy Fiske
Date: 20 Jan 20 00:01 UTC
Protect Suzie!!
Name: Jason Arts
Date: 19 Jan 20 23:15 UTC
democracy died in darkness
Name: Benjamin Misrahi
Date: 19 Jan 20 20:20 UTC
Thank you Suzi for telling the truth. I hope your finding asylum will be as fast and secure as possible. Much love and respect for what you're doing
Name: Mercia Morton
Date: 18 Jan 20 16:48 UTC
We need to protect journalists who speak truth to power on our behalf
Name: Greg Andrew
Date: 15 Jan 20 21:26 UTC
The bullying of ultra right winged governments need to be watched and reported by journalists. Unfortunately it has come to the point where, unfortunately, they need protection.
Name: Stephen Marvin
Date: 14 Jan 20 21:13 UTC
stop the targeting.
Name: Mary Marvin
Date: 14 Jan 20 21:15 UTC
Free speech for journalists and stop gangstalking
Name: Janine Campbell
Date: 13 Jan 20 03:07 UTC
Freedom and a home for Suzie and her family.
Name: Gabriel Morales
Date: 06 Jan 20 19:28 UTC
People is to be protected, not harassed by states.
Name: Richard Noe
Date: 06 Jan 20 06:18 UTC
Suzie tells the truth and must be protected!
Name: Alison Irwin
Date: 06 Jan 20 05:10 UTC
I’m with Suzie all the way. Protect her!
Name: Birgit Frederika Lenderink
Date: 04 Jan 20 21:29 UTC
It is time to take a stand safeguarding journalism and journalists. Without them we can not even begin to dream of a real democracy.
Name: Ross Garside
Date: 04 Jan 20 20:29 UTC
Stop the persecution of Truth-Tellers.
Name: Steve Wolfbrandt
Date: 04 Jan 20 17:50 UTC
Protect Susie Dawson
Name: Walter Mellado
Date: 03 Jan 20 21:54 UTC
I’m fed up with continued persecution of good people who are an asset to society.
Name: Jason Cox
Date: 03 Jan 20 21:00 UTC
I love Suzie Dawson journalist! Suzie and family must be given full protection and safety. I give her my fullest support and ask you do the same. Cheers Jason
Name: Lloyd Whittaker Ii
Date: 01 Jan 20 05:24 UTC
Suzie Dawson is not and has never been a threat to the public but rather a peaceful, pro-democratic activist.
Name: Patricia Jones
Date: 01 Jan 20 00:11 UTC
Suzie Dawson is humanitarian and her work and writings reflect that fact.
Name: Edward
Date: 31 Dec 19 22:33 UTC
I’m signing this letter because nobody should be persecuted by any organization, whether government or otherwise, for journalism.
Name: Tatiana Schild
Date: 31 Dec 19 20:15 UTC
Suzie’s case is an opportunity to understand how intel weaponises psychology, relationships and grassroots movements. It is incumbent on psychologists to understand this (see GCHQ JTRIG manual & #spycops case) and protect activists from such persecution and for relevant governments & NGOs to stand up and protect Suzie Dawson to guarantee her safety.
Name: Sharon Crawford
Date: 31 Dec 19 10:32 UTC
Please do everything in your power to protect this brave journalist and her family.
Name: Patricia Bell
Date: 30 Dec 19 01:09 UTC
Keep freedom of the press alive and well in the world The people have the right to know what is going on
Name: Salim Douba
Date: 29 Dec 19 14:09 UTC
It’s imperative that Suzie’s freedom and ability to continue her search for truth be protected. In supporting her we are also protecting our very own repression-free right to freedom of expression and dignity.
Name: Charlene Parsons
Date: 29 Dec 19 13:02 UTC
Give Suzie Dawson and her young family the support needed to keep them safe from harm and free to live where she chooses
Name: Laura Selesky
Date: 29 Dec 19 04:18 UTC
Freedom of the press, we need to keep speaking truth to power. We are being crushed under the the oligarchy
Name: Chris Saunders
Date: 29 Dec 19 03:36 UTC
Your harassment of a single mother by an agency of men is cowardly and unacceptable.
Name: Noelle Jackson
Date: 29 Dec 19 02:43 UTC
Good luck Suzie.
Name: Shawnee
Date: 29 Dec 19 02:13 UTC
Protect Suzie!
Name: Jenny
Date: 29 Dec 19 01:52 UTC
The persecution of truth tellers is not ok.
Name: Julie Milicevic
Date: 28 Dec 19 20:56 UTC
Support Suzie and her children Society owes her for bringing the truth to its citizens Give her freedom and praise
Name: Aran Mcmahon
Date: 28 Dec 19 20:28 UTC
Protect Suzie now. This is a violation of democracy and human rights the world is watching.
Name: Amremuse
Date: 28 Dec 19 19:50 UTC
Protect Suzie Dawson, please. Help to ensure the freedom of Julian Assange, please.

Thank you.
Name: Alister Wilson
Date: 28 Dec 19 07:08 UTC
I'm hoping everyone tries to protect Suzie for her outstanding journalism work. The UNITY4J vigils are wonderful and show warm affectionate hearts. Please everyone have a warm feelings safe new year.
Name: Naila
Date: 28 Dec 19 19:09 UTC
Protect the messenger.

#TellTheTruth
Name: Kann
Date: 28 Dec 19 18:52 UTC
keep fighting
Name: Klaas Verhoeve
Date: 28 Dec 19 18:33 UTC
Protect Suzie. Allow her to continue her great work.
Name: Jennifer Powell
Date: 28 Dec 19 14:11 UTC
Please at-least accord Suzie a permit to stay, so that she can enjoy the protection afforded to residents of Russia.
Name: Christopher Yurkanin
Date: 28 Dec 19 10:34 UTC
Protect Suzie.
Name: G Mcateer
Date: 28 Dec 19 10:27 UTC
Stand fast. God bless
Name: Simon Barker
Date: 28 Dec 19 09:41 UTC
2019, another bad year for press freedom.
Name: Bella Magnani
Date: 28 Dec 19 09:26 UTC
Please take the action requested herein.
Name: David Kidner
Date: 28 Dec 19 08:02 UTC
People of courage and integrity like Suzie need and deserve our support.
Name: Alister Wilson
Date: 28 Dec 19 07:58 UTC
i hope 2020 is better than this sad year
Name: Antoon Van Maris
Date: 28 Dec 19 07:43 UTC
These people in these governments that are attacking people like Suzie, Julian, Chelsea, are so acutely aware, that they themselfs will be in the dock, for nothing less then commiting warcrimes, very fucking soon, that they don't even bother to worry anymore, about being prosecuted for crimes against ordinairy people like Suzie ! This is the proof !
Name: David Becker
Date: 28 Dec 19 07:03 UTC
Suzie is the change you want to see in the world. Be more like Suzie.
Name: Pasha Qadri
Date: 28 Dec 19 06:06 UTC
I support the comments as mentioned by previous people about this lady. She must be protected and supported.
Name: Austin Sisman
Date: 28 Dec 19 04:14 UTC
I support Suzie and any effort to expose the targeting of those who speak out against injustice and corruption.
Name: Jamie Bulick
Date: 28 Dec 19 04:10 UTC
I want to see the targeting lists of every agency and contractor. Leave Suzie and her family alone
Name: Jason Mcnie
Date: 28 Dec 19 04:05 UTC
Stop persecuting journalists
Name: Omraj Jeetun
Date: 28 Dec 19 03:40 UTC
There is a reason for all spying, gangstalking for notations reasons by cowards.

Protect Good Ones

Help Suzie
Name: Karen Frazier
Date: 28 Dec 19 02:41 UTC
Agree with above comments.
Name: Ward Wheeler
Date: 28 Dec 19 02:05 UTC
I support Suzie!
Name: Adrian Reid
Date: 28 Dec 19 01:55 UTC
Hope this helps somehow!
Name: Jaya Savannah
Date: 28 Dec 19 01:50 UTC
I support independent media and Ms Dawson's reasonable requests in the above letter.
Name: Jerry Kiely
Date: 28 Dec 19 01:10 UTC
Suzie's work is very important. She is a treasure.
Name: Chris Stephenson
Date: 28 Dec 19 00:49 UTC
Suzie is a guardian to us all.
Name: Hans Ohndorf
Date: 28 Dec 19 00:37 UTC
I support Suzie!
Name: Rosemary Ingram
Date: 28 Dec 19 00:17 UTC
Please help Suzie and her children live in safety
Name: E L Frost
Date: 27 Dec 19 23:54 UTC
Thank you very much form the tremendous work you do.
Name: Dragos Savu
Date: 27 Dec 19 23:42 UTC
End the political persecution of Suzie Dawson! Journalism is not a crime.
Name: Lee Fenton
Date: 27 Dec 19 22:44 UTC
I stand with Suzie
Name: William Hogan
Date: 27 Dec 19 22:37 UTC
Suzie is a dedicated activist and journalist who has been targeted by the international intelligence community cabal. Help support her campaign to end this targeting of democracy!