Actress and model Pamela Anderson took to Twitter to share her thoughts on the rejection of Julian Assange's extradition by the UK court.
“A special sunrise for my dear friend #JulianAssange - (not to be extradited) stay tuned, the fight is not over,” the tweet reads, “but, a hopeful moment to breathe in- I can only imagine Julian (in court, still in that mask), taking that breath..”
The post also has a short video of what appears to be a sunrise on a calm beach.
A— Pamela Anderson (@pamfoundation) January 4, 2021
for my dear friend #JulianAssange - (not to be extradited) stay tuned, the fight is not over -
a hopeful moment 🐬
to breathe in-
I can only imagine Julian
(in court, still in that mask), taking that breath.. #humanrights #freespeech#pardonassange pic.twitter.com/hngxb4rZOB
The Baywatch star, a longtime supporter of Assange, has repeatedly called for him to receive a pardon in recent years. Last month, Anderson posted some photos of herself with a message to Donald Trump, asking him to let the WikiLeaks publisher go home to Australia. She dubbed the case against him as “a criminalisation of a free press,” adding that if his extradition was successful, it would mean that no journalist is safe from prosecution.
District Judge Vanessa Baraitser ruled on the morning of 4 January 2021 that Julian Assange should not be extradited to the United States to face charges of espionage and conspiracy to commit digital intrusion. Her decision was based on a determination that the WikiLeaks founder was at too high a risk of suicide or self-harm if he were to be extradited to the US.