Earlier we said that Julian Assange was still granted asylum in the Ecuadorian Embassy in London where he has been living since 2012.
Ecuador has just confirmed that they were the ones to shut his internet access down after he released transcripts of Hillary Clinton’s Goldman Sachs speeches.
While Ecuador remains adamant that Assange still maintains political asylum, they haven’t disclosed why they cut his internet access.
WikiLeaks tweeted that they have taken the necessary contingency plans.
According to :
Julian Assange’s internet was cut off by Ecuador, has said, deflecting blame from the US and British governments, which have sparred with Assange for releasing sensitive material.
has reiterated its determination to protect Assange despite the internet link of the WikiLeaks founder being “intentionally severed”, as WikiLeaks said.
An early morning tweet on Monday accused a “state party” of being responsible for shutting down internet access to Assange, who has been living inside the Ecuadorian embassy in London for over four years.
The tweet said the group had “activated the appropriate contingency plans”.
WikiLeaks did not immediately release more information about the incident, and the tweet attracted a storm of comments and speculation on social media from across the world.
These ranged from concerns for the Australian’s health to support for any move to stop the activities of the group.
Many felt it was no coincidence that the internet was cut just after from the campaign manager of the US presidential candidate Hillary Clinton.
The anti-secrecy organisation released three transcripts on Saturday of Clinton’s paid Goldman Sachs speeches, which her campaign team had long refused to release.
The transcripts show how she bantered with the investment bank’s executives, which is likely to fuel fears among liberal that she is too cosy with Wall Street.
The Clinton camp has neither confirmed nor denied the leaked emails are authentic. There have been no indications they are fake.
It has now been confirmed that neither Clinton’s team nor any political party was responsible for Assange losing his internet access.
We can confirm Ecuador cut off Assange's internet access Saturday, 5pm GMT, shortly after publication of Clinton's Goldman Sachs speechs.
— WikiLeaks (@wikileaks)
Julian Assange's internet link has been intentionally severed by a state party. We have activated the appropriate contingency plans.
— WikiLeaks (@wikileaks)
While it is very strange that Ecuador would sever Assange’s internet connection without explanation, it seems that he is ok for now.
The lack of explanation makes people wonder Ecuador’s motives and if they are being pressured from outside sources to give up Assange.
Please share this everywhere. This story sounds too fishy not to have someone behind it!