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UK: 'We need to save his life' - Pamela Anderson after visiting Assange in prison

United Kingdom, London
May 07, 2019 at 10:59 GMT +00:00 · Published

Actress Pamela Anderson spoke of WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange's innocence and the need to 'save his life' while speaking alongside WikiLeaks Editor-in-Chief Kristinn Hrafnsson in London on Tuesday, moments after they were Assange's first social visitors since he was detained in London's Belmarsh prison for skipping bail.

Hrafnsson explained his impressions after visiting Assange in the prison, saying "This is no justice, this is an abomination. Someone said that you could judge the civilisation of a society by visiting its prisons, and frankly I have to say from my heart that this visit did not reflect well on this society here. This must end, this will be a fight. I can say that Julian Assange is bent but not broken."

Hrafnsson went on to explain that his "feeling that there is a growing support among the general public and the population" has heartened Assange and given him strength while in prison. Upon saying the words Anderson was visibly moved to tears.

"We need to save his life. That's how serious it is," Anderson said, with Hrafnsonn adding that "it is a question of life and death."

Assange was sentenced to 50 weeks in prison by a court in London for violating bail conditions after spending seven years in the Ecuadorian embassy.

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Actress Pamela Anderson spoke of WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange's innocence and the need to 'save his life' while speaking alongside WikiLeaks Editor-in-Chief Kristinn Hrafnsson in London on Tuesday, moments after they were Assange's first social visitors since he was detained in London's Belmarsh prison for skipping bail.

Hrafnsson explained his impressions after visiting Assange in the prison, saying "This is no justice, this is an abomination. Someone said that you could judge the civilisation of a society by visiting its prisons, and frankly I have to say from my heart that this visit did not reflect well on this society here. This must end, this will be a fight. I can say that Julian Assange is bent but not broken."

Hrafnsson went on to explain that his "feeling that there is a growing support among the general public and the population" has heartened Assange and given him strength while in prison. Upon saying the words Anderson was visibly moved to tears.

"We need to save his life. That's how serious it is," Anderson said, with Hrafnsonn adding that "it is a question of life and death."

Assange was sentenced to 50 weeks in prison by a court in London for violating bail conditions after spending seven years in the Ecuadorian embassy.

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