Julian Assange is “the world’s most innocent man,” according to his close pal Pamela Anderson, who visited the embattled Wikileaks founder in prison on Tuesday.
The “Baywatch” bombshell tweeted a handwritten note to her more than one million followers in defense of Assange, who’s cooling his heels in a UK prison as he fights extradition to the US.
“J.A. is the [the world’s] most innocent man,” Anderson wrote. “He is treated as [the world’s] most dangerous man in order to make him a criminal. Without him ever having done anything whatever wrong.”
It’s unclear whether her tweet came before or after her scheduled visit to Assange at Belmarsh prison in London.
The 51-year-old Playboy centerfold was snapped outside Belmarsh — dubbed the Guantanamo Bay of Britain — in black slacks and wrapped in a gray and red “free speech” shawl. She was spotted with WikiLeaks editor-in-chief Kristinn Hrafnsson.
“He does not deserve to be in a supermax prison,” Anderson told The Sun after seeing Assange. “He has never committed a violent act. He is an innocent person.”
Assange was sentenced to 50 weeks behind bars for jumping bail in the UK — after holing up at the Ecuadorian embassy in 2012 to avoid extradition to Sweden on sexual assault allegations. He was booted from the embassy and arrested last month after Ecuador revoked his political asylum.
“He is a good man, he is an incredible person. I love him, I can’t imagine what he has been going through,” Anderson said. “It was great to see him, but this is just misrule of law in operation. It is absolute shock that he has not been able to get out of his cell.”
Hrafnsson said Assange is in “general” solitary confinement and spends 23 days in his cell.
The 47-year-old Australian also faces charges in the US accusing him of conspiring with former Army intelligence specialist Chelsea Manning to hack Defense Department computers in 2010.
Assange has vowed to fight extradition to the US — a process a UK judge said will drag out for “many months.”
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