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Julian Assange Has His Internet Access Cut Off by Ecuador

Accepted submission by takyon at 2018-03-28 17:21:20
Digital Liberty

Ecuador cuts off Julian Assange's internet access at London embassy [theguardian.com]

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 [theguardian.com] 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 [miamiherald.com] and teleSUR [telesurtv.net].


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