Please visit ProtectSuzie.com for more details about Suzie's situation
Who is Suzie Dawson and what happened to her?
Suzie Dawson is a journalist and activist living in exile. She is originally from Auckland, New Zealand. Suzie exposed corruption in the governments of New Zealand, the United States and their intelligence agencies. She became a target as a result of her work.
When did this all happen? Where is Suzie now?
Suzie's journalism and activism spans the period 2011-present. The targeting of her started during the Occupy movement. The threats and hardships she was subjected to became more aggressive as the years went on, and her significant journalistic work continued. Timelines detailing Suzie's work, and the targeting that she endured, can be found here. In 2015 Suzie relocated to Berlin in Germany, but continued to be targeted. She is now located in Moscow, Russia and is safe there for the moment, but due to legal complications, we don't know for how long she will be able to remain at liberty.
How can I help save Suzie?
Suzie's situation is severe. She is going to require state level protection and engagement or assistance from the United Nations and/or other major NGO's. You can help increase the possibility of her gaining that protection, by studying Suzie's case, educating others, networking with other supporters and conducting outreach. Sign our Open Letter calling for the protection of Suzie and her young family, and if you are able, empower her financially by donating on this page to support her in her quest for safety and for justice.
Is this different than the 1vs5i campaign fundraiser?
The 1vs5i campaign launched last year to support Suzie through her NZ legal complaints processes and will continue accordingly. This newer, urgent Protect Suzie fundraiser is being established to better support Suzie through her asylum appeals process and her quest for intervention from international bodies such as the United Nations (and others).