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 AssangeFBI releases documents showing Roger Stone, Julian Assange communications Judge orders Chelsea Manning's release from jail Lawyers: Chelsea Manning recovering after suicide attempt 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. 

Assange, 48, was charged with aiding whistleblower and former military member Chelsea ManningChelsea Elizabeth ManningOvernight Defense: National Guard activated to fight coronavirus | Pentagon 'fairly certain' North Korea has cases | General says Iran threat remains 'very high' after US strikes The Hill's Morning Report — Coronavirus tests a partisan Washington Judge orders Chelsea Manning's release from jail MORE in cracking a password to a classified U.S. government computer in 2010, according to the U.S. Department of Justice. 

Anderson's visit came after she told ABC's "The View" that Assange's health was failing. 

"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.