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Julian Assange's internet access 'cut'

He has been claiming asylum at London's Ecuadorean embassy since 2012 to avoid extradition over sex assault allegations

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Julian Assange
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have announced that has shut down internet access for its founder Julian Assange.

"We can confirm cut off Assange's internet access Saturday, 5 pm GMT, shortly after publication of (Hillary) Clinton's speeches," tweeted on Monday.

The claim follows the latest emails it disclosed from a hack of Democratic presidential nominee Hillary Clinton campaign chairman John Podesta's emails, the BBC reported.

It released three transcripts on Saturday of Clinton's paid speeches to Goldman Sachs, which her campaign had long refused to release.

The scripts revealed her bantering relationship with the investment bank's executives, which is unlikely to allay fears among liberal that she was too cosy with Wall Street.

The tweet further said the group had "activated the appropriate contingency plans".

Assange has been claiming asylum at London's Ecuadorean embassy since 2012 to avoid extradition over sex assault allegations in Sweden.

The Ecuadorian government has not responded to the claims, the Guardian reported.

"We don't respond to speculation circulating on Twitter. will continue to protect and uphold the political asylum granted to him in 2012," a source in the Ecuadorian government said.

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Julian Assange's internet access 'cut'

He has been claiming asylum at London's Ecuadorean embassy since 2012 to avoid extradition over sex assault allegations

He has been claiming asylum at London's Ecuadorean embassy since 2012 to avoid extradition over sex assault allegations
have announced that has shut down internet access for its founder Julian Assange.

"We can confirm cut off Assange's internet access Saturday, 5 pm GMT, shortly after publication of (Hillary) Clinton's speeches," tweeted on Monday.

The claim follows the latest emails it disclosed from a hack of Democratic presidential nominee Hillary Clinton campaign chairman John Podesta's emails, the BBC reported.

It released three transcripts on Saturday of Clinton's paid speeches to Goldman Sachs, which her campaign had long refused to release.

The scripts revealed her bantering relationship with the investment bank's executives, which is unlikely to allay fears among liberal that she was too cosy with Wall Street.

The tweet further said the group had "activated the appropriate contingency plans".

Assange has been claiming asylum at London's Ecuadorean embassy since 2012 to avoid extradition over sex assault allegations in Sweden.

The Ecuadorian government has not responded to the claims, the Guardian reported.

"We don't respond to speculation circulating on Twitter. will continue to protect and uphold the political asylum granted to him in 2012," a source in the Ecuadorian government said.

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Julian Assange's internet access 'cut'

He has been claiming asylum at London's Ecuadorean embassy since 2012 to avoid extradition over sex assault allegations

have announced that has shut down internet access for its founder Julian Assange.

"We can confirm cut off Assange's internet access Saturday, 5 pm GMT, shortly after publication of (Hillary) Clinton's speeches," tweeted on Monday.

The claim follows the latest emails it disclosed from a hack of Democratic presidential nominee Hillary Clinton campaign chairman John Podesta's emails, the BBC reported.

It released three transcripts on Saturday of Clinton's paid speeches to Goldman Sachs, which her campaign had long refused to release.

The scripts revealed her bantering relationship with the investment bank's executives, which is unlikely to allay fears among liberal that she was too cosy with Wall Street.

The tweet further said the group had "activated the appropriate contingency plans".

Assange has been claiming asylum at London's Ecuadorean embassy since 2012 to avoid extradition over sex assault allegations in Sweden.

The Ecuadorian government has not responded to the claims, the Guardian reported.

"We don't respond to speculation circulating on Twitter. will continue to protect and uphold the political asylum granted to him in 2012," a source in the Ecuadorian government said.

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