PAMELA Anderson has paid tribute to Julian Assange a year after the WikiLeaks founder’s internet access was cut and his right to receive visitors at Ecuador’s London embassy was curtailed.
The Baywatch star shared an intimate image of her and close friend Mr Assange on social media and told fans of her heartbreak at the pair’s enforced separation. She tweeted: “I have not been able to visit Julian for one year. We all miss his voice. I miss his laugh, his mischievous smile and his curious and boy-like wonder. A uniquely strong and dedicated man.”
She continued: “Thank you for your sacrifice. I pray you are well. And that I will see you soon.”
The Canadian model/actor’s relationship with Mr Assange emerged when she accused the Ecuadorian authorities of subjecting the controversial whistleblower to “a form of torture”.
The Australian-born journalist has been holed up in the embassy since 2012 when he sought political asylum there.
But last year the south American country severed access to his phone and internet and was prohibited him from receiving visitors other than his lawyers.
Julian Assange addresses the media from the balcony of the Ecuadorian Embassy in 2017 (Image: GETTY)
He was also banned from making political statements or discussing his his own plight.
Officials said he was free to leave the embassy at any time after he complained of conditions there,
But he still faces prosecution by the British authorities for violating bail terms when he sought sanctuary to avoid extradition to Sweden where he faced sexual assault allegations.
The investigation was later dropped, but the UK Government said he will be arrested if he leaves the Ecuadorian embassy.
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