Julian Assange had one last message he wanted to get out to the world just in case his internet connection stays off for good. Rumors of the WikiLeaks founder’s arrest now abound.
The “Keep Fighting” Twitter photo posted by Julian Assange has now gone viral. As previously reported by the Angry Patriot, the Ecuadorian Embassy cut off the WikiLeaks founder’s internet connection at least twice in recent days.
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The foreign ministry of Ecuador stated it still stands behind its 2012 decision to grant Julian Assange asylum based upon his very real concerns over political persecution. However, the government officials also said they wish to respect the sovereignty of other nations and do not want to “interfere or support” any candidate in foreign elections.
Julian Assange has been releasing leaked DNC and Hillary Clinton emails for months. Why now have the Ecuadorian ministers decided to shut down the internet connection of the WikiLeaks founder?
If emails of the Clintons or their cohorts in the Ecuadorian government pressuring the embassy to silence Assange exist, the hacktivists who are able to garner such information will surely share them online after making such a discovery. Silencing free speech is apparently not that difficult to do in Ecuador.
WikiLeaks reportedly claimed Secretary of State John Kerry personally intervened to thwart Assange’s internet access. According to the group, the request for the blackout was made during a visit between Kerry and Ecuadorean President Rafael Correa during a gathering to discuss a peace treaty between the Houthi rebels and the official government of Colombia.
The State Department has, of course, denied John Kerry and Rafael Correa ever discussed Julian Assange. “While our concerns about Wikileaks are longstanding, any suggestion that Secretary Kerry or the State Department were involved in shutting down Wikileaks is false,” said U.S. State Department spokesman John Kirby. “There just was no meeting,” he said. “They didn’t discuss any of this stuff.”
Details about the “temporary restrictions” placed on the WikieLeaks founder’s internet access have not been shared with the public. Do you want to bet he gets to start tweeting again as soon as the election is over?
“The decision to make this information public is the exclusive responsibility of the WikiLeaks organization,” the Ecuadorian foreign ministry said in a statement. The statement noting the internet blackout was issued less than 24 hours after WikiLeaks tweeted that Ecuadorian officials cut off Assange’s internet access on Saturday—right after Assange shared Hillary’s Goldman Sachs speeches.
Even if Assange never gets to log onto the internet again, the Hillary Clinton leaked emails will still continue to be shared with the world. He reportedly set up contingency plans, complete with necessary access keys and passwords, so several close friends can get to the remaining documents and post them online.
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