Julian Assange Has His Internet Cut Off After Clinton Email Leak

WikiLeaks' Julian Assange Has Internet Cut
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WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange has had his Internet access cut off by the Ecuadorean Embassy in London, where he has been living since 2012 to avoid extradition to Sweden to face allegations of sexual assault.

WikiLeaks has alleged that U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry has been pressuring Ecuador to shut down Assange’s Internet access in order to impede publication of documents about Hillary Clinton during the U.S. Presidential campaign.

The move by the Ecuadorean Embassy follows WikiLeaks’ publication on Saturday of hacked emails from Clinton campaign chairman John Podesta, which contain the transcripts of speeches made by Clinton at Goldman Sachs events.

WikiLeaks said in a Tweet: “We can confirm Ecuador cut off Assange’s Internet access Saturday, 5pm GMT, shortly after publication of Clinton’s Goldman Sachs speeches.”

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  1. Helen says:

    This did not stop WikiLeaks in any way. Check out their Twitter: More is coming. But why did this happen? John Kerry tried to pressure a sovereign state. Ecuador’s president Rafael Correa is a supporter of Hillary Clinton, therefore he decided to agree with Kerry’s demands, because Kerry probably offered him something in return. But Ecuador’s president Rafael Correa is still a supporter of Julian Assange & knows how WikiLeaks works: It can’t be stopped by isolating Assange. Correa is clever: He gave the Americans what they wanted to gain something for Ecuador, because he knew that this couldn’t and wouldn’t stop WikiLeaks anyway ;-)

    • Helen says:

      Statement by Ecuador’s Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Human Mobility:
      “The Government of Ecuador respects the principle of non-intervention in the affairs of other countries, it does not interfere in electoral processes in progress or support a candidate in particular. In that sense, Ecuador, in exercise of its sovereign right, has temporarily restricted access to part of its communications system in its embassy in the UK. This temporary restriction does not prevent the WikiLeaks organization to carry out its journalistic activities.”
      You see ?
      That’s what I said.

  2. John says:

    Both Assange and Edward Snowden will eventually be captured by U.S. authorities; both men are just buying time evading justice. I don’t see Assange last another 6 months. As much as Republicans and Trump supporters enjoying seeing more Clinton and DNC hacked emails, American people should remind themselves it will only take few more hacked emails from our top government and military officials to get missiles fired at our homeland. Julian Assange is not our ally, his sole purpose is to disrupt U.S. national security.

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