Actress Pamela Anderson sounded hopeful in her reaction to the news that Julian Assange would not be extradited to the United States.
Anderson shared her reaction on her personal Twitter account Monday.
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
— Pamela Anderson (@pamfoundation) January 4, 2021
“A special sunrise for my dear friend #JulianAssange – (not to be extradited) stay tuned, the fight is not over – but, a hopeful moment to breathe in- I can only imagine Julian (in court, still in that mask), taking that breath.. #humanrights #freespeech #pardonassange,” Anderson tweeted.
A U.K. judge denied the United States’ request to have Assange, who faces charges of espionage, extradited due to his mental health, according to Fox News. District Judge Vanessa Baraitser claimed Assange was likely to kill himself if extradited to the U.S., the outlet reported. The U.S. government will reportedly appeal the decision. (RELATED: Pamela Anderson Reacts To Julian Assange’s Arrest)
“While we are extremely disappointed in the court’s ultimate decision, we are gratified that the United States prevailed on every point of law raised,” the U.S. Justice Department said in a statement, according to Fox News.
“In particular, the court rejected all of Mr. Assange’s arguments regarding political motivation, political offense, fair trial, and freedom of speech,” spokesperson Marc Raimondi said in a statement reported by the outlet. “We will continue to seek Mr. Assange’s extradition to the United States.”
Assange was hit with 17 espionage charges and one charge of computer misuse after Wikileaks published military and diplomatic documents in 2010.