Wik­iLeaks: As­sange’s in­ter­net link ‘sev­ered’ by state ac­tor

Daily Freeman (Kingston, NY) - - NATION+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 in the U.S.

Calls, texts and emails left with Wik­iLeaks weren’t im­me­di­ately re­turned Mon­day. A woman who picked up the phone at the em­bassy said: “I can­not dis­close any in­for­ma­tion.”

Ecuador’s For­eign Min­is­ter Guil­laume Long, ap­proached at a United Na­tions con­fer­ence in Quito, de­clined to com­ment when asked about As­sange.

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