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Washington DC, [USA] Nov 19 (ANI): Pamela Anderson slammed Australian Prime Minister Scott Morrison for rejecting her calls to help WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange come home to Australia.

In an open letter, Anderson wrote, "Dear Prime Minister Morrison, your comments following my appeal to you on 60 Minutes were disappointing. You trivialised and laughed about the suffering of an Australian and his family. You followed it with smutty, unnecessary comments about a woman voicing her political opinion," as quoted by CNN.

Stating that people deserve better from their leaders in challenging circumstances, the "Baywatch" star said, "Following the show, 60 Minutes canvassed the views of Australians online. People responded in the thousands, overwhelmingly - 92 per cent of more than 7000 - in favour of bringing Julian home."

She went on to give a humble suggestion to Morrison. "Rather than making lewd suggestions about me, perhaps you should instead think about what you are going to say to millions of Australians when one of their own is marched in an orange jumpsuit to Guantanamo Bay - for publishing the truth. You can prevent this."

Concluding the letter she wrote, "This Australian is not getting a fair go; his human rights are being openly violated. Australia and the world are watching how you treat your citizen, your publisher, in dire need of help from his own government."

The former model's open letter came after Assange's lawyers stated that the WikiLeaks founder will not willingly travel to the United States to face charges filed against him.

According to a report by CNN, Assange has been living effectively under house arrest in Ecuador's London embassy since 2012, after British courts ordered his extradition to Sweden to face sexual molestation charges.

Edward Snowden, who leaked classified information on numerous US secret surveillance programs in 2013, is currently facing espionage charges in the US. If tried on the US soil, he might even face life imprisonment or capital punishment. The political asylum he received from Russia is expected to expire in 2020 unless extended.

In November this year, a court filing mistakenly revealed that US government is trying to figure out a way to criminally charge the WikiLeaks founder. (ANI)

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