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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: 3, Funny) by DannyB on Thursday March 29 2018, @01:39PM (5 children)

    by DannyB (5839) Subscriber Badge on Thursday March 29 2018, @01:39PM (#659948) Journal

    Isn't internet access a human right? [wikipedia.org]

    Sort of like other human rights like free food, shelter, clothing, health care, smart phones, vacations and retirement? And the right to not see or hear any uncomfortable ideas?

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  • (Score: -1, Redundant) by Anonymous Coward on Thursday March 29 2018, @02:36PM

    by Anonymous Coward on Thursday March 29 2018, @02:36PM (#659977)

    Shut up stupid. Human rights are what we decide they are as a species. If you expect to live with the dignity of a zoo animal good for you

  • (Score: 1, Funny) by Anonymous Coward on Thursday March 29 2018, @06:41PM

    by Anonymous Coward on Thursday March 29 2018, @06:41PM (#660126)
  • (Score: 0) by Anonymous Coward on Thursday March 29 2018, @08:14PM

    by Anonymous Coward on Thursday March 29 2018, @08:14PM (#660181)

    Ick, if that was really a joke then the delivery was terrible. If your joke was that basic human rights are stupid then that is a bigger problem.

  • (Score: 2) by Pav on Friday March 30 2018, @02:18AM (1 child)

    by Pav (114) on Friday March 30 2018, @02:18AM (#660268)

    All of those (except the last) are considered important enough to be supported by the government in Australia, though our current neo-liberal government is engaging in the same losing strategy the US has been on for much longer. The US elite are like captains putting holes on the other end of their own ship so they can be lifted into the air as the other half sinks below the waves... they're in denial that they'll be dragged down soon enough.

    • (Score: 2) by DannyB on Friday March 30 2018, @01:24PM

      by DannyB (5839) Subscriber Badge on Friday March 30 2018, @01:24PM (#660352) Journal

      1. Rearrange the deck chairs.
      2. There is no problem so great that it cannot be solved by more government regulation.

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