Assange’s in­ter­net link ‘sev­ered’ by state ac­tor

Malta Independent - - WORLD -

Wik­iLeaks says that founder Ju­lian Assange’s in­ter­net ac­cess has been cut by an uniden­ti­fied state ac­tor. Few other de­tails were im­me­di­ately avail­able.

Assange has been up holed up at the Ecuadorean Em­bassy in London for more than four years af­ter skip­ping bail to avoid be­ing ex­tra­dited over sex crimes al­le­ga­tions.

The cramped quar­ters haven’t pre­vented the Aus­tralian trans­parency ac­tivist from work­ing and Wik­iLeaks con­tin­ues to de­liver scoops, in­clud­ing rev­e­la­tions that have rat­tled Hil­lary Clin­ton’s cam­paign for pres­i­dent as the US elec­tion en­ters its fi­nal stretch.

Calls, texts and emails left with Wik­iLeaks weren’t im­me­di­ately re­turned yes­ter­day. A woman who picked up the phone at the em­bassy said: “I can­not dis­close any in­for­ma­tion.” An email to Ecuador’s am­bas­sador wasn’t im­me­di­ately an­swered. London’s Metropoli­tan Po­lice de­clined com­ment.

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