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Pamela Anderson: Julian Assange has been 'psychologically tortured' in London prison

Former "Baywatch" star Pamela Anderson argued on a British morning show Monday that Wikileaks founder Julian AssangeJulian Paul AssangeAi Weiwei stages silent protest against Assange extradition Psychiatrist says Assange told him he was hearing imaginary voices, music Assange extradition hearing delayed over coronavirus concerns MORE has been "psychologically tortured" while being held in a London prison. 

"I went to visit him in prison," said Anderson, a longtime supporter of Assange. "That's not somewhere you want to leave a dear friend. I care a great deal about Julian. I think he has been psychologically tortured."
 
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"I just want people to understand that this is a good person who has dedicated himself to telling the truth to the public, which we deserve to know," Anderson later added. "Exposing war crimes, and the people he’s exposed haven’t faced any penalty. But he’s sitting in prison because there are obviously more stories to keep."
 
Assange was arrested at the Ecuadorian Embassy in London five months ago after the country withdrew his asylum. Assange had lived at the embassy for nearly nine years. 

"His health is really deteriorating. He has lost about 30 pounds, I think, since I saw him, and he was thin at that point," Anderson said on Sept. 6. 

In June, a British judge set a full extradition hearing to the U.S. for Feb. 25, 2020.