BBC- Ecuador has cut Julian Assange’s internet connection at its embassy in London, preventing him from communicating with the outside world.
The move is to prevent the WikiLeaks founder from interfering in other countries’ affairs, Ecuador said.
It comes after Mr Assange questioned accusations that Moscow was responsible for the poisoning of a Russian ex-spy and his daughter in the UK on 4 March.
Mr Assange was granted political asylum at the Ecuadorian embassy in 2012.
He was initially staying in London to avoid extradition to Sweden to face questioning over allegations of sex crimes, which the 46-year-old has always denied.
The Swedish authorities have since dropped their investigation, but Mr Assange believes he will be extradited to the US for questioning over the activities of WikiLeaks if he leaves the building.
Below are some twitter users who are on top of the situation:
Live from outside Ecuadorian Embassy in London amidst reports of Assange’s internet shutdown https://t.co/gNPoIGLAcn
— Ruptly (@Ruptly) March 28, 2018
Every celebrity, politician, artist, activist, leader who wants to join our LIVE online vigil to get Julian Assange reconnected can DM myself or @Suzi3D. We want to hear what you have to say. We can’t allow Ecuador to silence Julian Assange.#ReconnectJulian
— Kim Dotcom (@KimDotcom) March 28, 2018
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