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: J-a Cramer
Date: 27 Dec 19 11:25 UTC
In solidarity with Suzie.
Name: Claudia Cinelli
Date: 27 Dec 19 11:25 UTC
Journalism is not a crime. Journalism is the publishing of facts people do not want known. Anything else is PR. Free Suzie Dawson and protect her children.
Name: David
Date: 27 Dec 19 11:22 UTC
Suzie Dawson and her children deserve to be protected by all for the truth that she shares.

Name: Mark Sleboda
Date: 27 Dec 19 11:17 UTC
Protect Suzi and her children from New Zealand police/surveillance state political persecution & harassment.
Name: Ian Colville
Date: 27 Dec 19 11:13 UTC
Name: Scotty
Date: 27 Dec 19 11:11 UTC
Free speech for journalists
Name: Anthony Fazio
Date: 27 Dec 19 11:09 UTC
Protect Suzie and her children.
Name: Amanda Vickers
Date: 27 Dec 19 08:47 UTC
Please protect Suzie - it's the right thing to do
Name: Luke Bell
Date: 27 Dec 19 08:42 UTC
If you didn't know that the state sponsors ruthless but deniable persecutions of its own civilian citizens, then you may not believe that this stuff happens at all. If you do know about how this works then no doubt you will be too afraid to help Suzie. Is their any place safe for her and her family? Will anyone help her and is there anyone strong enough to, help her. Or is the destruction of this sick growth industry the only solution. Maybe you big tough guys persecuting a single mother and her children ought to offer her a huge payout and apologise before its too late.
Name: Jil
Date: 27 Dec 19 07:42 UTC
The current treatment of Suzie is a disgrace and a blot on our country. Make it right!
Name: Michelle Grayden
Date: 27 Dec 19 02:06 UTC
Cause Creepy folks since time began have tried to control public knowledge, yet freedom of expression survives archaeology or analysis of the Internet wars already exists the truth is out so help build a better system instead of killing journalists and good people everywhere.
Name: Carl E Hartung
Date: 27 Dec 19 01:59 UTC
SIgned with great love and respect for Suzie. Please do the right thing!
Name: Samantha Kerr
Date: 27 Dec 19 01:40 UTC
Name: Lissa Johnson
Date: 27 Dec 19 01:12 UTC
The war on dissent and the targeting of journalists and activists puts at risk everything we all hold dear: democracy, freedom, human rights and rule of law. If we leave those in the crosshairs hung out to dry, we do so at our own risk. This is about more than just one woman. It is about the rights and freedoms we take for granted, but which, as Suzie knows, are being rapidly eroded around the world. No one should have to go on the run for holding power accountable. That is why I support Suzie's plea for asylum.
Name: Nadine Gizak
Date: 27 Dec 19 00:57 UTC
I support freedom of speech, human rights, and the pursuit of liberty. Let Suzie Dawson freely engage in journalism without retribution from State and private actors.
Name: Nancy
Date: 26 Dec 19 23:04 UTC
I support Suzie 💕

'Journalism can never be silent: 🤐That is its greatest virtue and its greatest fault.' 👍
Name: Alesha Harris
Date: 26 Dec 19 22:43 UTC
I stand with this amazing human and her children.
Name: Dada E
Date: 26 Dec 19 21:54 UTC
I stand with Suzie
Name: Suzie
Date: 26 Dec 19 21:03 UTC
I support Suzie because she has sacrificed a lot to help humanity know the truth!
Name: Jane Robertson-gaoua
Date: 26 Dec 19 19:46 UTC
Love you Suzie ... real journalists are few and far between
Name: Jenny
Date: 26 Dec 19 19:24 UTC
Please stand up for Suzie as she has for us all. She's risked everything to publish the truth and deserves respect and admiration.
Name: Brett Laughton
Date: 26 Dec 19 19:12 UTC
Name: Tam Brewer'shaftner
Date: 26 Dec 19 18:51 UTC
I stand with Suzie,

# JournalismIsNotACrime
Name: Lucia Andrade
Date: 26 Dec 19 18:24 UTC
Stop harrassment
Name: Julie Collier
Date: 26 Dec 19 18:23 UTC
I find it sad and harmful to all societies that truthful investigative journalists are smeared and attacked while lying propagandist are praised and promoted.
Name: Mladen
Date: 26 Dec 19 16:45 UTC
Justice for anyone that is brave enough to talk the truth.
Name: Kyle Farquharson
Date: 26 Dec 19 16:43 UTC
Thank you Suzie for your dedication in bringing daylight & accountability to the machinations of the intelligence & surveillance state, & your advocacy on behalf of Julian Assange. You're a great asset to the cause of building popular power & genuine democracy. You & your children deserve safety, dignity, & respect.
Name: Kristin Scott
Date: 26 Dec 19 15:39 UTC
I stand with Suzie!
Name: Kristy Trione
Date: 26 Dec 19 15:33 UTC
Let the heroes be free. Hospitalize the criminals they expose.
Name: Timothy R Cuthbertson
Date: 26 Dec 19 15:07 UTC
I support Suzie
Name: Diane Smoley
Date: 26 Dec 19 14:02 UTC
Suzie is a person of integrity and kindness and needs your help. Please grant asylum for Suzie and her family.
Name: Leslie Harwood
Date: 26 Dec 19 13:49 UTC
I stand with Suzie and what she believes in.
Name: Kim Mcconnell
Date: 26 Dec 19 13:37 UTC
Journalism is not a crime. Respect and protect truth tellers because they protect us.
Name: Diego
Date: 26 Dec 19 13:17 UTC
Hay que ponerse en los zapatos de ella
Name: Anastasia
Date: 26 Dec 19 13:15 UTC
Stop political persecution of journalists!
Name: Aran Mcmahon
Date: 26 Dec 19 12:38 UTC
Let journalists speak the truth
Name: Jessica G
Date: 26 Dec 19 12:14 UTC
Free and truthful journalism is a foundation to keep a democracy from the corruption of human nature in power.
Name: Gadi Nisenholz
Date: 26 Dec 19 11:51 UTC
Protect Susie Dawson
Name: Homer Usares
Date: 26 Dec 19 11:45 UTC
Stop the persecution of Suzie Dawson
Name: Christian Larsson
Date: 26 Dec 19 11:30 UTC
One shouldn't be punished for telling the truth!
Name: Lorese Vera
Date: 26 Dec 19 11:29 UTC
Journalism is not a crime and free speech is our right.
Name: Matthew Wilson
Date: 26 Dec 19 11:28 UTC
Solidarity with Suzie!
Name: Desiree Assaad
Date: 26 Dec 19 10:59 UTC
Exposing the truth is not a crime.
Name: Camilo
Date: 26 Dec 19 09:27 UTC
Respect and protect truth tellers
Name: Anne Hinde
Date: 26 Dec 19 09:25 UTC
Truthful Journalism is Not A Crime .
Name: Reuthner
Date: 26 Dec 19 09:23 UTC
We as western must live our values like human rights
Name: Tarref Simon
Date: 26 Dec 19 09:11 UTC
Whistleblowers, Activist, Journalist, & truthtellers 👍🏾🇺🇸
Name: Alex Hills
Date: 26 Dec 19 08:06 UTC
please protect suzie sho has stood up for persecuted and needs our help
Name: Krisna Povoden Vucko
Date: 26 Dec 19 08:04 UTC
#Journalism is not a crime!

Govt. harassement should be.
Name: Lenny Zuber
Date: 26 Dec 19 08:00 UTC
Justice for all.
Name: Rob
Date: 26 Dec 19 07:57 UTC
Free Journalism.
Name: Sheri
Date: 26 Dec 19 07:43 UTC
Why keep uprooting a beautiful person and her family? Suzie is the bravest person I know and is only seeking the truth, nothing more. She is peaceful and kind and her family deserves to be able to create a home for themselves.
Name: Daniel Wexler
Date: 26 Dec 19 07:32 UTC
I support Suzie
Name: Don Fraser
Date: 26 Dec 19 07:32 UTC
Lets end this disgrace to our integrity
Name: Renee
Date: 26 Dec 19 07:21 UTC
Please protect Suzie Dawson from further harassment by intel agency thugs.
Name: Jeremy Caplan
Date: 26 Dec 19 07:06 UTC
Let her live in peace
Name: Elizabeth Hamilton
Date: 26 Dec 19 07:03 UTC
Save this brilliant, loving, dedicated woman and her children!
Name: Dwayne
Date: 26 Dec 19 06:46 UTC
F**k surveillance & 'intel' industries
Name: Kevin Camilo
Date: 26 Dec 19 06:42 UTC
Stop this persecution.
Name: Alissa Vierra
Date: 26 Dec 19 06:27 UTC
Protect Suzie & Fam: share & sign
Name: Guru
Date: 26 Dec 19 06:26 UTC
Today Media is also very calm without brining awareness among the world population. Does it mean Media fear of bringing awareness about the evil technology. Today using the evil technology on innocent civilians without a reason to ruin their life’s makes more vulnerable.
Name: John Gilmartin
Date: 26 Dec 19 06:26 UTC
Harassment and persecution of truth tellers is the prevailing spirit nowadays especially in the 5 eyes countries subservient to the U$ Empire.
Name: Richard
Date: 26 Dec 19 05:15 UTC
Rage Against The (Death) Machine
Name: Roger Kamben
Date: 26 Dec 19 04:34 UTC
Help Suzi and other peaceful activists/whistleblowers/journalists who are victims of State misuse of power #WesternValues
Name: Ann Batiza
Date: 26 Dec 19 03:48 UTC
Please protect Suzie Dawson.
Name: Alyssa
Date: 26 Dec 19 04:26 UTC
Human Rights are keeping humans from becoming extinct.
Name: Marti Babb
Date: 26 Dec 19 04:23 UTC
Journalism is NOT a crime!

I stand with Suzie 100%
Name: Kathy Clarke
Date: 26 Dec 19 03:56 UTC
The intelligence agencies are destroying democracy and freedom. We must stop them.
Name: Sharon Powell
Date: 26 Dec 19 03:42 UTC
Journalism is not a crime.
Name: Joanna St Jacques
Date: 26 Dec 19 03:11 UTC
Suzie and her family deserve peace, let them be.
Name: Donna Piranha
Date: 26 Dec 19 03:00 UTC
Citizen Journalists are HEROES. ❤️
Name: Carrie Lavender
Date: 26 Dec 19 02:42 UTC
Please 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.
Name: Isaac Rojer
Date: 26 Dec 19 02:41 UTC
Free speech and a free press are necessary components to Democracy.

Journalists like Suzie Dawson serve a vital role in holding those in power to account and informing the public.
Name: Hanscresspress
Date: 26 Dec 19 02:15 UTC
Brave Suzie has been run off the road by a Council lorry and had holes drilled in her ceiling by the five eyes. Enough is enough
Name: Chaya Mushka Krimmer
Date: 26 Dec 19 02:12 UTC
Journalism is not a crime!
Name: Jennifer
Date: 26 Dec 19 02:02 UTC
Protect Suzie and her family to allow her to do her much needed work.
Name: Jane Kiesel
Date: 26 Dec 19 02:00 UTC
Please stop the horrific crime of stalking, tormenting and torturing people who care about others enough to tell the truth.
Name: Anthony Robbins
Date: 26 Dec 19 02:00 UTC
Time to leave all truth tellers alone. Without them we have no idea what our governments are doing to others in our name
Name: Charles Moyer
Date: 26 Dec 19 01:57 UTC
There are more important problems than going after journalists. We need honest voices and perspectives because we can't, we won't believe what the establishment is trying to ram down our throats.
Name: John Leehane
Date: 26 Dec 19 01:51 UTC
I find no reason to disbelieve or doubt Suzie Dawson, and urge all bodies and those able to influence her outcomes. To help in any way possible. In these times a journalist such as Suzi needs regard and now, protection.

Name: Tom Cunningham
Date: 26 Dec 19 01:34 UTC
Please allow Susie Dawson the right of all free people to practice and improve the democracy and democratic rights all of us are entitled to.
Name: James Rozoff
Date: 26 Dec 19 01:31 UTC
I do not feel that Suzie Dawson presents any threat to me, my country, or humanity. I have grave concerns, however, about any individual or institution that feels it is their right to go after those who speak out for justice and truth. Have we no working institutions that are willing to stand up for humans against powerful interests?
Name: Lauren
Date: 26 Dec 19 01:28 UTC
Please protect Suzie and her children.
Name: Treesa Green
Date: 26 Dec 19 01:27 UTC
Journalism is not a crime . Let the truth be told and set her free.
Name: Jessica Tiffany
Date: 26 Dec 19 01:26 UTC
Suzie & her family are being persecuted because she did the unforgivable, she reported the truth, the truth which went against to gov't narratives of lies designed to keep citizens ignorant.

She should be receiving awards, not threats. She& her family should be living normal, happy, safe lives, not a life full of fear, suspicion, constant stress & worry.

As children we are told to tell the truth, & that telling lies is wrong & to do so will mean punishment. But as adults it seems those that lie reap the biggest rewards, even when caught, & those that tell the truth are the only ones who face consequences.

I stand with Suzie.
Name: Victoria
Date: 26 Dec 19 00:17 UTC
Please let her go
Name: Dom Gannon
Date: 26 Dec 19 00:14 UTC
Using tax payers own money to illegally target and harrass citizens is so wrong on so many levels in any democratic society.

When Governments copy the actions of criminals and mafia-style organisations, they become them and we won't follow criminals

Stop the targeting of Journalists who reveal fact and truth

When Government starts doing the right things, there'll be nothing for journalists to reveal

Name: Beth Wendy Grundfest-frigeri
Date: 26 Dec 19 01:11 UTC
As a lifelong peaceful activist and writer for various causes, I gladly join this plea. A line needs drawing as it seems more & more good journalists like her are getting harmed and harassed by their needed activities of peacefully protecting what freedoms exist via journalism.
Name: Nick Senior
Date: 26 Dec 19 01:02 UTC
I sign the open letter
Name: Kevin Sargent
Date: 26 Dec 19 01:01 UTC
As a fellow Kiwi I know we are a testing ground for nasty 5EYES bastards and what ever Israel is up to. as well.
Name: Natalia Quast
Date: 26 Dec 19 01:00 UTC
Please protect Suzie Dawson
Name: Joe Neubarth
Date: 26 Dec 19 00:59 UTC
Persecution of those in her profession has to stop.
Name: Cindy Koch
Date: 26 Dec 19 00:55 UTC
Protect Suzie, pls.!
Name: John S Carpenter
Date: 26 Dec 19 00:43 UTC
Suzie's desperate situation is quite real, and her persecutors are quite unjust, trying to silence or destroy an investigator exposing their crimes.

Stand with us and with her, for your world's sake and that of your children at least, if you can't pity her distress.
Name: Kerry Mcnamara
Date: 26 Dec 19 00:42 UTC
Name: Ted Perz
Date: 26 Dec 19 00:36 UTC
A free press is paramount in our struggle to usurp the tyrants.
Name: Sean R Richardson
Date: 26 Dec 19 00:36 UTC
I support Suzie
Name: Jocelyne Brown
Date: 26 Dec 19 00:35 UTC
Please provide Suzi and her family with much needed asylum!
Name: Heidi Lucken
Date: 26 Dec 19 00:28 UTC
Give Dawson peace and ssfety for herself and family NOW!
Name: Max Torosian
Date: 26 Dec 19 00:26 UTC
A true soldier for freedom, suzie is somebody i wish we had a million of, this world would be a better place and the yes sir spooks would be gone.