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The government of Ecuador deprived Assange of the Internet due to tweets about the case of Skripal

Julian Assange on February 5, 2016 on the balcony of the Ecuadorian Embassy in London. Holiday pictures AP
Julian Assange on February 5, 2016 on the balcony of the Ecuadorian Embassy in London. Holiday pictures AP
The government of Ecuador has deprived Julian Assange, the founder of the WikiLeaks website, hiding in the London embassy all means of communication, including the Internet. The memorandum with the decision was published by theMinistry of Communications.

Thus, Assange had no means to communicate with the outside world. According to the memorandum, he was punished because of the non-fulfillment of a written commitment, which he gave in late 2017.

In that document, he promised not to disseminate messages that “would suggest interference in international relations.” In particular, Assange’s behavior can damage relations with Britain and the European Union, the Ecuadorian government emphasized.

The publication of Metro Ecuador, one of the first to report the punishment of Assange, referred to his tweet on March 26 on the case of poisoning former Colonel GRU Sergey Skripal and his daughter. The founder of WikiLeaks wrote that the British authorities have not yet proved the involvement of the Kremlin in the incident.

“Moreover, while Theresa May considers it prudent to see Russia as the main suspect, the evidence is indirect and the Organization for the Prohibition of Chemical Weapons has not yet confirmed them. This allows the Kremlin to push through the view that Russia is being persecuted “

Assange is in the embassy of Ecuador in London since 2012. He is afraid of extradition to the United States in the case of disclosure of classified data. If the founder of WikiLeaks leaves the territory of the diplomatic mission, the British police will be able to detain him under the current warrant.

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