Ecuador Cuts All Julian Assange's Communications with The Outside World
Wikileaks founder left with no access to communication
Ecuador has announced it has cut all of Julian Assange's communications leaving the Wikileaks founder unable to interact with the outside world according to reports.
The Ecuadorian government said in a statement that Assange's communications would be cut in order to stop him interfering with other countries affairs.
The Statement read:
“The measure was adopted due to Assange not complying with a written promise which he made with the government in late 2017, by which he was obliged not to send messages which entailed interference in relation to other states.”
PressTV reports: The decision comes two days after Assange took to his Twitter page and questioned London’s narrative that Russia was involved in poisoning with a nerve agent of a former spy in the southern English town of Salisbury on March 4, an incident that has badly affected ties between Russia and the West.
Assange, an Australian whistleblower hated by some Western governments for his publications of sensitive leaks, has been holed up in the Ecuadorian embassy in London since 2012. He has rejected to turn himself in to face charges of sexual harassment in Sweden, saying authorities would finally extradite him to the US where he would be prosecuted for the leaks.
Both Britain and Sweden have refused to endorse a ruling by the United Nations Working Group on Arbitrary Detention's (WGAD) in 2015 which has designated Assange's detention as arbitrary.
Assange’s last communication on the internet came on Tuesday when he responded to an insulting comment by a member of the British House of Commons.
In various statements on Wednesday, activists and dignitaries across Europe called on his supporters to rally outside the embassy in London to force authorities to restore his internet connection.