Pamela Anderson visits Julian Assange in British prison

Former Baywatch star Pamela Anderson visited her imprisoned friend Julian Assange on Tuesday (local time).

Anderson, accompanied by WikiLeaks editor Kristinn Hrafnsson, told journalists after her visit that Assange "does not deserve to be in a supermax prison," according to CBS News. 

"He has never committed a violent act. He is an innocent person," Anderson said.

Assange is currently serving a 50-week sentence in south-east London's high-security Belmarsh Prison after being charged for jumping bail in 2012.

Anderson has long been a supporter of Assange, telling reporters on Tuesday the Australian journalist is innocent and being unfairly treated. She visited Assange multiple times while he exiled himself in the Ecuadorian Embassy.

Pamela Anderson visiting Julian Assange at London prison.
Pamela Anderson leaves the high-security London prison with WikiLeaks editor, Hrafnsson. Photo credit: AAP Photos/Gareth Fuller

The United States is currently seeking to extradite Assange after he was charged with conspiracy to commit computer intrusion, hacking secret military records through a Pentagon system.

Assange allegedly conspired with former US intelligence analyst Chelsea Manning in 2010, publishing government secrets stolen by Manning.

The US government has not challenged the authenticity of the secrets Assange spilled on his WikiLeaks platform.

According to CBS News, the Justice Department charged Assange following the Obama administration's refusal to indict him.

Earlier this month, Assange refused to surrender to the extradition request, commencing a legal battle.

Assange has maintained his innocence.