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Newsline: Ecuador ‘cuts Julian Assange’s internet access’ after Hillary Clinton leaks

Ecuador has cut the internet connection of WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange in its London embassy, the anti-secrecy group said, claiming the move was in response to the group’s publication of documents related to US presidential hopeful Hillary Clinton. “We can confirm Ecuador cut off Assange’s internet access Saturday, 5pm GMT, shortly after publication of Clinton’s Goldman Sachs speechs (sic),” the statement from WikiLeaks said. Mr Assange has lived and worked in Ecuador’s London embassy since June 2012, having been granted asylum there after a British court ordered him extradited to Sweden to face questioning in a sexual molestation case involving two female WikiLeaks supporters. “We have activated the appropriate contingency plans,” WikiLeaks added. People close to WikiLeaks say that Mr Assange himself is the principal operator of the website’s Twitter feed.



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