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posted by martyb on Thursday March 29 2018, @07:26AM   Printer-friendly
from the who-ya-gonna-call? dept.

Ecuador cuts off Julian Assange's internet access at London embassy

The government of Ecuador has confirmed that it has cut off internet access in its embassy in London to Julian Assange, the founder of the whistleblowing site WikiLeaks, saying that he was putting the country's international relations at risk.

In a statement released on Wednesday, Ecuador said that the step had been taken because Assange had failed to abide by an agreement not to interfere in the South American country's relations with other states.

"The government of Ecuador warns that Assange's behaviour, through his messages on social networks, put at risk the country's good relations with the United Kingdom, the other states of the European Union, and other nations," the statement said.

[...] Ecuador temporarily cut Assange's internet connection in 2016, over fears that he was using it to interfere in the US presidential election, but it was later restored.

Also at the Miami Herald and teleSUR.


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  • (Score: 2) by takyon on Thursday March 29 2018, @10:30AM (1 child)

    by takyon (881) <takyonNO@SPAMsoylentnews.org> on Thursday March 29 2018, @10:30AM (#659911) Journal

    an agreement not to interfere in the South American country's relations with other states.

    Very broad. I think Ecuador's relations with the UK have taken a hit.

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  • (Score: 1, Informative) by Anonymous Coward on Thursday March 29 2018, @06:49PM

    by Anonymous Coward on Thursday March 29 2018, @06:49PM (#660129)

    No such agreement exists. But seeing as Julian has been silenced and prevented from having visitors, his opponents get the opportunity to spew what they want without fear of rebuttal or reprisal.

    "WikiLeaks sources said there was no such agreement."

    https://jerseyeveningpost.com/news/uk-news/2018/03/28/ecuadorian-government-suspends-assanges-internet-access/ [jerseyeveningpost.com]