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if anyone doesn't know by now....

Jammers stop Assange from using internet
March 30, 20184:56am
Alan Jones
Press Association

Electronic jammers have been placed inside the Ecuadorian embassy in London to prevent WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange having access to the internet or social media, sources say.

The Ecuadorian government took the measure on Tuesday evening, stopping Assange from tweeting, using the internet or phone.

He has also been refused any visitors to the embassy, where he has been living since June 2012, believing he will be extradited to the US for questioning over the activities of WikiLeaks if he leaves.

The measures follow the publication of an article in the Ecuadorian press concerning Assange's tweets about the arrest of former Catalan president Carles Puigdemont in Germany earlier this week.

In a phone call to Assange's lawyer on Tuesday, an adviser to Ecuadorian Foreign Minister Maria Fernanda Espinosa said the WikiLeaks founder must stop tweeting about the Catalan issue.

He was also asked to erase a tweet which said: "In 1940 the elected president of Catalonia, Lluis Companys, was captured by the Gestapo, at the request of Spain, delivered to them and executed. Today, German police have arrested the elected president of Catalonia, Carles Puigdemont, at the request of Spain, to be extradited."

Assange did not erase the tweet.

His lawyer was told that a decision had been taken to isolate Assange by preventing him from communicating with the outside world and that this was "by order of the president", say sources.

The serving Ecuadorian ambassador to Washington DC Francisco Carrion tweeted on Thursday: "The decision of the government of Ecuador to prevent Assange from tweeting is correct."

The Ecuador government said in a statement: "The government of Ecuador has suspended the systems that allow Julian Assange to communicate to the outside of the Ecuador embassy in London.

"The measure was adopted due to Assange not complying with a written promise which he made with the government in late 2017, by which he was obliged not to send messages which entailed interference in relation to other states."

WikiLeaks sources said there was no such agreement.

Former Greek minister Yanis Varoufakis and musician Brian Eno said in a statement: "Only extraordinary pressure from the US and the Spanish governments can explain why Ecuador's authorities should have taken such appalling steps in isolating Julian."

They added that the Ecuador government had only recently granted Assange citizenship, saying it must have been "leaned on mercilessly" to stop attempting to provide a diplomatic route to safety and even drive the WikiLeaks founder out of the embassy.

"Clearly, Ecuador's government has been subjected to bullying over its decision to grant Julian asylum, support and ultimately, diplomatic status," they said.

Ecuador briefly suspended Assange's internet connection in 2016 during the US presidential election.

Thousands of people have signed a petition calling on the government of Ecuador to reverse its decision.

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He is now basically under house arrest and as a speaker had his remaining avenue of communication removed, there is only one route left for him and that is to pass on all of his data to someone else, if it is not in his personal possesion and in the cloud he is finished.
that's very pessimistic. i'd like to see more people continue to speak up for him, & get it reversed. get him freed finally.
still isolated. this is still an issue.
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