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    Assange's internet link intentionally severed by state party - WikiLeaks

    Assange's internet link intentionally severed by state party - WikiLeaks

    Published time: 17 Oct, 2016 05:39Edited time: 17 Oct, 2016 13:53



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    WikiLeaks has activated “contingency plans” after its co-founder’s internet service was intentionally cut off by a state actor, the media organization said in a tweet.

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    Julian Assange's internet link has been intentionally severed by a state party. We have activated the appropriate contingency plans.
    12:33 AM - 17 Oct 2016

    The internet is one of the few, if not only, available ways for Julian Assange, who has been locked up in the Ecuadorian Embassy in London for more than four years, to maintain contact with the outside world.
    Facing extradition to Sweden over allegations of rape, which he denies, the Australian computer programmer has been holed up in the embassy in West London since 2012.

    He claims the extradition is actually a bid to move him to a jurisdiction from which he can then be sent to the US, which is known to be actively investigating WikiLeaks.

    The unverified claims of state sabotage come as WikiLeaks continues to release damaging documents, most recently thousands of hacked emails from Hillary Clinton’s campaign manager John Podesta.

    Earlier this month, Assange claimed his organization would aim to publish documents “every week” in the run up to US Election Day on November 8.

    Clinton’s campaign has made unsubstantiated claims that WikiLeaks is working with the Russian government to help defeat the Democrat in favor of Trump.

    Last week the FBI reissued a statement saying it was working to “determine the accuracy, nature and scope” of cyber intrusions, but did not name any suspected perpetrators.

    READ MORE : Podesta files: Top 10 revelations from leaked Clinton campaign emails

    The ninth release of Podesta emails occurred on Sunday, bringing the total number of leaked files to over 12,000.

    Among the hundreds of emails released are discussions about Clinton’s appeal among black voters, her email apologies, and Chelsea Clinton being described by one of her father’s longtime aides as a ‘backstabber’.

    The batch also comes amid revelations of Clinton’s cozy relationship with the mainstream media, and how they work closely to control the media landscape and set up stories that show her in a favorable light.
    Earlier this month, it emerged that Hillary Clinton reportedly wanted to “drone” WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange when she was the US secretary of state.

    According to True Pundit, Clinton and the State Department were under pressure to silence the whistleblower in the months before WikiLeaks dumped some 250,000 diplomatic cables from 1966 to 2010, dubbed CableGate.

    Unidentified State Department sources claimed Clinton asked “can’t we just drone this guy?”.

    https://www.rt.com/news/362985-julia...internet-link/

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    WikiLeaks Says Julian Assange's Internet Access Cut Off By 'State Party'


    October 17, 201612:25 PM ET



    The activist organization WikiLeaks says the Internet connection for its founder, Julian Assange, has been severed by what it called a "state party."
    The accusation came in a tweet early Monday.

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    Julian Assange's internet link has been intentionally severed by a state party. We have activated the appropriate contingency plans.
    10:33 PM - 16 Oct 2016



    The WikiLeaks founder has been living at the Ecuadorean Embassy in London for more than four years. As The Two-Way has reported, Assange sought refuge there after Sweden issued a warrant for his arrest over allegations of sex crimes. He has said that if sent to Sweden, he fears he would be handed over to the U.S. and could face trial over the release of classified U.S. material on WikiLeaks.
    An NPR call and email to WikiLeaks were not immediately returned. The Associated Press reported Monday on its efforts to corroborate the Internet outage accusation:

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

    On Saturday, WikiLeaks published another round of emails purportedly linked to John Podesta, chairman of Democratic presidential nominee Hillary Clinton's campaign, NPR's Meg Anderson reported.

    Here's more from Meg:

    "This batch was the eighth installment of what WikiLeaks says are Podesta's emails, and the controversial organization claims to have more than 50,000 emails in total that they plan to release.

    "The Clinton campaign has not confirmed that the hacked emails are real and NPR has not been able to confirm their authenticity, but the campaign has linked the hack to Russia and says Moscow is interfering with the election to promote Donald Trump's candidacy.
    ...
    "If the emails are authentic, they provide insight into the private conversations happening at the highest levels of the Clinton campaign. So far, those conversations have included how to defend Clinton's use of a private email server while she was secretary of state and potential problematic excerpts from her Wall Street speeches."
    At a press conference on Oct. 4, Assange said via video link that WikiLeaks would be releasing information he felt was relevant to the U.S. election beginning that week, and that he hoped the organization would "be publishing every week for the next 10 weeks," leading up to and through the Nov. 8 presidential vote.

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