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Internet access of Wikileaks founder was blocked for prying into US election, Ecuador says

Internet access of Wikileaks founder was blocked for prying into US election, Ecuador says

A day after blocking the internet access of WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange following complains by the U.S. and British governments which have sparred with Assange in the past for releasing sensitive material, the government of Ecuador explained that it “temporarily” cut Assange’s internet because his and WikiLeaks’ actions were interfering with the U.S. election.

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“The Government of Ecuador respects the principle of non-intervention in the internal affairs of other states. It does not interfere in external electoral processes, nor does it favor any particular candidate,” it said in a message shared on Twitter.

The government of Ecuador also added that it had had exercised its right to restrict access to some of its private communications network within its embassy in London, an action that has apparently prevented Assange from going online.

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