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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 Pav on Friday March 30 2018, @12:09AM (1 child)

    by Pav (114) on Friday March 30 2018, @12:09AM (#660241)

    BTW, Assange has required a root canal for two years, and has some other undisclosed health issues that are reportedly life threatening. One wouldn't take that amount of pain and health deterioration for no reason.

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  • (Score: 2) by takyon on Saturday March 31 2018, @07:07AM

    by takyon (881) <takyonNO@SPAMsoylentnews.org> on Saturday March 31 2018, @07:07AM (#660759) Journal

    I don't necessarily disagree, but you could also say that he has survived to date with said health issues.

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