BUT HIS ASY­LUM STA­TUS RE­MAINS IN­TACT.

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Hav­ing lived at the Ecuado­rian Em­bassy in Lon­don since 2012 when he was granted asy­lum by the na­tion, the founder of Wik­iLeaks re­cently said that he had lost in­ter­net access. As­sange found him­self cut off af­ter his or­gan­i­sa­tion pub­lished emails con­tain­ing speeches Demo­cratic pres­i­den­tial can­di­date Hil­lary Clin­ton made to in­vest­ment firm Gold­man Sachs. In a state­ment, the Ecuado­rian Gov­ern­ment said it “...re­spects the prin­ci­ple of non-in­ter­ven­tion in the in­ter­nal af­fairs of other states. It does not in­ter­fere in ex­ter­nal elec­toral pro­cesses, nor does it favour any par­tic­u­lar can­di­date.” That said, it reaf­firmed the asy­lum granted to As­sange four years ago.

[ SHARMISHTA SARKAR ]

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