Actress and model Pamela Anderson claims Julian Assange is a ‘hero’ and should be free to go from the Ecuadorian embassy in London without fear of being extradited to the US.
The former Baywatch star appeared on Good Morning Britain today and told presenters Piers Morgan and Susanna Reid she feared for the health of her ‘close friend’.
She added she last spoke to the Wikileaks founder around two weeks ago before his communications were ‘cut off’ at the embassy and said he was in an ‘awful’ state and could even die in the building from the ‘torture’ he was being put through.
Pamela Anderson, pictured, told GMB she fears for ‘close friend’ Julian Assange’s health and believes he ‘could die’ in the Ecuadorian embassy in London
The former Baywatch star, pictured with the presenters of the ITV show, said she had not spoken to Mr Assange for ‘around two weeks’ since his communications were cut off and believes life is ‘torture’ for him
Assange, pictured at the Ecuadorian embassy last year, has called for clarity on whether the UK plans to extradite him to the US and has been fighting the warrant for his arrest in court
Mr Assange has been living at the embassy since June 2012 to avoid extradition to Sweden to face questioning over allegations of sex crimes, which he always denied.
Sweden authorities have since dropped the case, but Mr Assange remains subject to arrest in Britain for jumping bail.
Anderson said: ‘He’s awful. It’s terrible. They’ve cut off internet access. He’s a political prisoner in the heart of London. Cut off from everybody. Nobody can visit him right now. His lawyers possibly.
‘Every single time I’m in London, of course [I see him], I support him completely. I’m very concerned about his health. I think this is a form of torture, I think they’re slowly killing him. I’m very, very, very, concerned, deeply concerned for him.
‘He’s one of the most important people on the planet right now. He’s exposing all these war crimes and truths; we really need him at this moment. It’s not a coincidence he’s being investigated at this time.’
She told the programme Assange ‘fears being extradited to the US’ for leaking information and called on Theresa May to intervene and confi