The Ecuadorian embassy based in London have cut Assange’s internet connection to stop him influencing political events.
Ecuador have announced they took this action to prevent Assange from involving himself with other countries’ affairs.
The move came after the Wikileaks founder raised concerns about accusations stating that Moscow are being held accountable for the poisoning of Russian ex-spy Sergei Skripal and his daughter Yulia.
In 2012 Assange was given political asylum at the UK Ecuadorian embassy. Asylum was granted to prevent extradition to Sweden over allegations of sex crimes which Assange has denied. The charges have now been dropped, but the 46-year-old remained at the embassy as he believes he will be brought to the US for interrogation over the actions of WikiLeaks if he leaves.
Assange took to Twitter on Monday to share his opinion on the expelling of Russian diplomats from the UK, in retaliation to the nerve gas attack which took place on the 4th of March in the UK.
This is the second time Ecuador has suspended Assange’s connection. In 2016 when he published incriminating emails from Hillary Clinton’s campaign team, the embassy made the move to briefly disconnect Assange’s internet. It was thought that the information he shared could have had an impact on the US presidential race.
The Ecuadorian government have said they will continue to allow Assange’s asylum, and are seeking a way for him to leave without the possibility of extradition to the US.
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