60 Minutes reported that Anderson and Assange have approached – described their relationship with the news program as "a romantic fight" – and she remains a supporter of the activist. According to reports, you visited him in the Ecuadorian embassy, where he continues to follow an asylum request granted in 2012, in the last two years.
Morrison rejected Anderson's request, but said he had "many friends who asked me if they could be my special envoy to solve the problem with Pamela" during an appearance at an Australian local radio station.
In his letter, Anderson said that the response was "disappointing" and that the dismissal included "obscene and useless comments on a woman who expresses her political opinion." We all deserve better from our leaders, especially in the current situation. context".
Morrison did not respond to the open letter.
When he said his name, Anderson turned directly to the premier.
"Okay, well, Scott, defend your friend and take his passport back to Julian, and bring him back to Australia and be proud of him and throw a parade when he comes home."
The Australian political figures took to Twitter to support Anderson – if not necessarily his cause.
"I'm not in agreement with Mrs. Anderson's views on Assange – but she's right about one thing: it's time for men, including @ Scott MorrisonMP to stop using sexuality and the appearance of a woman for denigrate his political arguments, "Labor Party New South Wales Senator Kristina Keneally wrote.
Assange, an Australian citizen, has been holed up in the London Embassy of Ecuador since 2012, actually under house arrest, since he faced extradition to Sweden on charges of sexual assault. Since then the allegations have been abandoned, but remains the fear that will be extradited to the United States.
He is also wanted by the British authorities to issue the bail when he moved to the diplomatic mission of Ecuador in London's Knightsbridge six years ago.
In early November, a judicial process erroneously revealed the US government's efforts to criminalize the founder of WikiLeaks.
CNN reported in April 2017 that US authorities have filed charges to seek the arrest of Assange, citing US officials who were familiar with the matter. But no charges were ever announced, and Assange remained holed up in the Ecuadorian embassy where he had been for years.
Since then, the status of Assange has remained in question, but its reception in the embassy and the government of Ecuador has been exhausted.
In 2016, the UNHCR working group on arbitrary detention found that "the various forms of deprivation of liberty to which Julian Assange was subjected constitute a form of arbitrary detention" and called for his release.