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: Waldemar Bauer
Date: 16 Dec 19 21:29 UTC
Stay strong. Truth is real Power.
Name: Nathan Greene
Date: 16 Dec 19 20:55 UTC
Suzie Dawson is a brave journalist who has consistently stood up to the powerful, in defence of both herself and the disenfranchised.

Both Article 33 of the 'Convention Relating to the Status of Refugees' and Article 3 of the 'Convention against Torture and other Cruel, Inhuman or Degrading Treatment or Punishment' grant protections for refugees and asylum seekers.

They protect against the refoulement of refugees to countries which are likely to persecute them for holding specific political views, as her home country had done.

I call on Russia to honour its human rights obligations and to stand up against the nations which abuse them.
Name: Krystof Noteboom
Date: 16 Dec 19 20:23 UTC
Please provide all assistance to protect Suzie Dawson’s rights.
Name: Irene Potashner
Date: 16 Dec 19 18:52 UTC
Suzie Dawson is one of the few authentic journalists we have left in the world, doing what journalists are supposed to do, report the facts. She needs be protected, not persecuted.
Name: Nel Lane
Date: 16 Dec 19 18:23 UTC
Suzie needs protection immediately.
Name: Lorna Paisley
Date: 16 Dec 19 17:39 UTC
Another example of western governments trying to destroy journalists. Journalists have a major part to play in helping keep democracy alive. This woman needs to be protected not punished. She is a heroine
Name: Caressia Blair
Date: 16 Dec 19 17:36 UTC
Protect Suzie & her children! End her political persecution immediately!
Name: Carolyn Clancy
Date: 16 Dec 19 17:18 UTC
It is imperative that we defend our right to a free press and free speech. We need the truth that brilliant journalist Suzie Dawson brings us. I put myself on the line to protect Ms. Dawson and her children. Please help!
Name: Steven Farber
Date: 16 Dec 19 17:06 UTC
Persecuting journalists is a fascist tactic that is unworthy of any government that calls itself"democratic.
Name: Jean Chevrier
Date: 16 Dec 19 16:31 UTC
Suzies voice, and her family must be protected . Her works have been for the good of all .
Name: Kelly Brinn
Date: 16 Dec 19 16:14 UTC
Journalists need to be protected, wishing all the best for Suzie.
Name: Kit Jones
Date: 16 Dec 19 16:02 UTC
Protect Suzie Dawson and her family from those who would seek to shut down her sharing of vitally important information about her own situation and news of import to individuals around the world.
Name: Robert Cook
Date: 16 Dec 19 15:51 UTC
Please support Susie Dawson. Protect human rights.
Name: Catherine Louise Raats
Date: 16 Dec 19 15:49 UTC
Please protect Suzi Dawson and her children
Name: Mariana
Date: 16 Dec 19 15:47 UTC
Please give Susie and her family asylum.
Name: Kirsten Erstster
Date: 16 Dec 19 15:35 UTC
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Name: Carol Mckenzie
Date: 16 Dec 19 15:23 UTC
I am signing this to support Suzie and her children. I am also a victim and target of the Five Eyes. Life destroyed. No justice for whistleblowing. Scotland, UK.
Name: Mariann Bakken
Date: 16 Dec 19 14:51 UTC
Please protect Suzie Dawson
Name: Terry Bain
Date: 16 Dec 19 14:45 UTC
I Interviewed Suzie and supporting witnesses, and still stand by this story. etwork/
Name: Paula Iasella
Date: 16 Dec 19 14:43 UTC
Legislation around the world is popping up to crush dissent - to discourage the fight for our right to know, our right to protect our planet. Suzie's campaign against the illegal international/national spying on the people is a fight worth fighting. I stand with Suzie Dawson.
Name: Sharon Powell
Date: 16 Dec 19 14:30 UTC
Journalism and activism are not crimes.
Name: Mark Carter
Date: 16 Dec 19 14:18 UTC
Suzie must be given political refugee status to continue her work to protect the rights of others
Name: Judi Lewis
Date: 16 Dec 19 14:10 UTC
We must protect the whistleblowers!
Name: John Filiss
Date: 16 Dec 19 13:47 UTC
Real journalists need protection.
Name: Ron Thorp
Date: 16 Dec 19 12:45 UTC
Name: George Frank
Date: 16 Dec 19 12:43 UTC
Please help Ms. Dawson gain asylum and make her work and case known.
Name: Payam Kamiab
Date: 16 Dec 19 12:01 UTC
Suzie Dawson, and her family, and her rights, must be protected. I hereby sign this open letter, showing my support for journalistic freedom, and Suzie Dawson.
Name: Lianne Rowe
Date: 16 Dec 19 08:18 UTC
Protect and cherish this amazing Kiwi Journalist. Prayers every day until you are free Suzie.
Name: Omar Misa
Date: 16 Dec 19 07:41 UTC
i trust that recipients of this petition will honour their stated mission.
Name: Carol Barnes
Date: 16 Dec 19 07:37 UTC
Suzie and her children need protection. I endorse this letter so please do all you can to help. As stated she is a peaceful, pro - democratic journalist who's only crime is to care for others. Please support her - thank you
Name: Rebecca J Kane
Date: 16 Dec 19 07:12 UTC
Whistleblowers should be protected rather than persecuted -
Name: Taylor Hudak
Date: 16 Dec 19 06:20 UTC
Support distinguished journalist Suzie Dawson. She is a woman of and for the people.
Name: Elizabeth Mueller
Date: 16 Dec 19 06:16 UTC
Please protect Suzie.
Name: Vivek Nayak
Date: 16 Dec 19 06:15 UTC
Protect Suzie please.
Name: J J Barrera
Date: 16 Dec 19 06:05 UTC
Save Suzie and her children from persecution
Name: Haleh Mirmiran
Date: 16 Dec 19 06:04 UTC
Preserve human rights.
Name: Lorraineharvey
Date: 16 Dec 19 05:37 UTC
Protect Suzie Dawson
Name: Joshua Benton
Date: 16 Dec 19 05:07 UTC
Please help protect an amazing journalist. It's up to us!
Name: Louise E Bracken
Date: 16 Dec 19 04:54 UTC
No journalist should live in fear of their own government for exposing corruption. Please grant Suzie Dawson and her family the protection that they need.
Name: Kitty Hundal
Date: 16 Dec 19 04:51 UTC
It's time to put an end to this type of persecution!
Name: Kara Seboldt
Date: 16 Dec 19 04:39 UTC
We have to Stand UP for our rights and we have to start somewhere. Suzie is a great person to back, she’s doing the hard work for us ??
Name: Kathy Fannin
Date: 16 Dec 19 04:38 UTC
I have experienced serious intentional Abuse, harassment, and sabotage as well. Suzie is a very honest, professional truth teller who investigates and researches facts. I am so appreciative of her reporting and activism on behalf of great, courageous journalists and other truth tellers.
Name: Simon Ustick
Date: 16 Dec 19 04:08 UTC
This insidious targeting of peaceful humans by governments, who market 'our freedoms' is shameful.
Name: Michael Alexander
Date: 16 Dec 19 03:56 UTC
All lightworkers and whistleblowers shall be protected. That was a Devine decree. If violated, dissolution of souls will result.
Name: Tina Colby
Date: 16 Dec 19 03:42 UTC
I too have experienced such intentional Abuse, harassment, sabotage. I am grateful she has promoted Truth, in Professional, Intelligent open manner.
Name: Elise Tak
Date: 16 Dec 19 03:41 UTC
stop the persecution
Name: Marco Pena
Date: 16 Dec 19 03:40 UTC
Protect Suzie Dawson

Once there was a huge fire in a forest that caused all the animals to escape the fire. It was impossible to fight him. As they fled, they noticed a small hummingbird coming in and out of the fire.

For the umpteenth time the Lion thought it too strange and asked him: "O hummingbird, after all what are you doing to get in and out of this fire huge?"

And he says: "I've found a river nearby, so I fill my spout with water. I'll shoot the fire! "

The Lion admired, insisted: "So, you so little, do you really think you can extinguish this fire immense? It's impossible!"

"I know it's impossible, but I do my part ..."

All that is done is always little. Very little. But this little must exist, persist and persist in an unjust and constant struggle! Like the hummingbird that fights an immense fire, but never gives up.

He, a simple and small bird, knows very well that if each one does his part, many small drops form huge lakes that destroy any fires.
Name: Paul Macri
Date: 16 Dec 19 03:34 UTC
Thank you Suzie! I’m with you. Best wishes to you and your family. Stay strong and never stop doing what you do for all of us! Love from Toronto.
Name: Patty Call
Date: 16 Dec 19 03:32 UTC
I stand in solidarity with Suzie Dawson & her family. Those who are persecuted for their political views deserve the full support & protection of all honorable people if the rule of law is to have any meaning.
Name: Adam Nation
Date: 16 Dec 19 03:21 UTC
No one will be free while truth-tellers are persecuted, imprisoned and killed.

Please support Susie Dawson.
Name: John Mccarthy
Date: 16 Dec 19 03:19 UTC
Keep fighting.
Name: Daeha Ko
Date: 16 Dec 19 03:17 UTC
Everything happening to Suzi is a precedent for what activists will endure if they dare to speak out against the elites and the intelligence apparatus. I support Suzi in her fight against the five eyes.
Name: Victoria Parks
Date: 16 Dec 19 03:14 UTC
A war on humanity and decent society is being waged on the innocent by alphabet agencies who hold all the cards. Decent society cannot afford to sit back and allow a horrid dystopia to destroy our freedoms. The horror will be at all our doorsteps soon.
Name: Kimber Maddox
Date: 16 Dec 19 03:10 UTC
Name: Kathy Lloyd
Date: 16 Dec 19 03:07 UTC
Free Suzie Dawson from this insanity of harassment and ridicule for doing nothing more then exposing the truth. Only criminals are afraid of the truth becoming public.
Name: Mirium Stangel
Date: 16 Dec 19 03:02 UTC
Name: Charlotte Gracias
Date: 15 Dec 19 20:16 UTC
Name: Matthew West
Date: 16 Dec 19 02:57 UTC
Truth, Justice, Freedom, Liberty, Privacy, Equality (within law and gov)
Name: Barbara Callahan
Date: 16 Dec 19 02:52 UTC
Thank you for all you have done and continue to do! Love You!
Name: Maricar Ustick
Date: 16 Dec 19 02:51 UTC
i support julian - and all nonviolent people
Name: Paul
Date: 16 Dec 19 02:46 UTC
hoping your host country grants you sanctuary, you were an inspiration to many! stay safe Suzie
Name: Mia Carroll
Date: 16 Dec 19 02:40 UTC
If the world had more Suzi's, it would be a better place ;)
Name: Clayton Redden
Date: 16 Dec 19 02:37 UTC
Suzie has endlessly paved the way for transparency, publicly advocating for individuals such as Julian Assange, Edward Snowden, and Chelsea Manning. We must now give back to Suzie what she has given us: support.
Name: Aaron Nelson
Date: 16 Dec 19 02:36 UTC
one of the best journalists in the business! was lucky to work with suzie briefly online in 2016. so much talent!
Name: Mako Jones
Date: 16 Dec 19 02:27 UTC
We must help and protect this young journalistv
Name: Steve Mcmaster
Date: 16 Dec 19 02:15 UTC
Suzi, you are an inspiration to find your voice and courage. Thank you and Unity4j for all your support for the Toronto Assange vigils.
Name: Steve Poikonen
Date: 16 Dec 19 02:03 UTC
The persecution of Suzie Dawson, and the continued ambiguity regarding her and her children's future, must be stopped. The evidence that she is a targeted individual is incontrovertible. She must be protected from her tormentors. Please support her in this fight.
Name: David Sutton
Date: 16 Dec 19 01:57 UTC
I have known Suzie for years. She is an absolute inspiration. Her bravery and refusal to give up on what she knows is right has put her, undeservedly and repeatedly, in harm's way. I am grateful for the sanctuary she has in Russia. It's past time that she is allowed out of the limbo state in which she and her children are trapped.
Name: Anna Mairs
Date: 16 Dec 19 01:52 UTC
No activist or journalist deserves to have their lives, safety or freedom threatened by anyone especially militarized intelligence operatives whose crimes & disinformation campaigns they expose. When corruption goes unchecked for their retaliation the 99% of the world suffers and all humanity is lost. Protect Suzie to send a clear message that the world will unite against these hateful, criminal organizations!
Name: Pete Delorenzo
Date: 16 Dec 19 01:49 UTC
Suzie is an amazing and courageous person who expresses her love for humanity through her actions.
Name: Rob Juneau
Date: 16 Dec 19 01:46 UTC
Let us not watch honesty be criminalized by those indiscriminate few who believe themselves above Justice.
Name: Christian
Date: 16 Dec 19 01:43 UTC
Freedom for Suzie
Name: Fred Edward
Date: 16 Dec 19 01:42 UTC
The most basic human rights of Suzie Dawson have been violated for years by the intelligence agencies of the US & New Zealand, plus others. Please consider all the latest evidence for Ms Dawson's asylum request.
Name: Derek Morris
Date: 16 Dec 19 01:40 UTC
Suzie has done a great public service in sharing her experiences and the knowledge that she has about the intelligence apparatus.  Journalists, whistle-blowers, and truth-tellers, like her, deserve protection from this 'intelligence' cabal if we want real democracy, or to even hear the truth.  We cannot let the treatment of Suzie, Julian Assange, Chelsea Manning, and others stand.  If it does, the truth could be gone forever and an important force in history would be squashed from existence; and we cannot let that happen.
Name: Sherry Clayton
Date: 16 Dec 19 01:35 UTC
I support Suzie Dawson in her case for asylum 
Name: Carl Turechek
Date: 01 Jan 70 00:00 UTC