I think they’ve had enough of Julian Assange and his scandal-exposing leaks, showing how corrupt and devious the media and the Hillary Clinton campaign are. And WikiLeaks has only scratched the surface. There’s lots more to come.
Now, someone’s shut off Assange’s internet access.
But that’s okay. Assange knew that at some point, it would come to this. He knows that people all around the world want his head on a platter. He knows that even Hillary Clinton joked (half-way) that he be killed in a drone strike. Obviously, someone in Assange’s position had to prepare for the worst, so that in case his head actually does end up on a platter, WikiLeaks would still continue to do its thing.
Julian Assange’s internet link has been intentionally severed by a state party. We have activated the appropriate contingency plans.
— WikiLeaks (@wikileaks) October 17, 2016
The internet is one of the few, if not only, available ways for Julian Assange, who has been locked up in the Ecuadorian Embassy in London for more than four years, to maintain contact with the outside world.
Facing extradition to Sweden over allegations of rape, which he denies, the Australian computer programmer has been holed up in the embassy in West London since 2012.
He claims the extradition is actually a bid to move him to a jurisdiction from which he can then be sent to the US, which is known to be actively investigating WikiLeaks.
The unverified claims of state sabotage come as WikiLeaks continues to release damaging documents, most recently thousands of hacked emails from Hillary Clinton’s campaign manager John Podesta.
Earlier this month, Assange claimed his organization would aim to publish documents “every week” in the run up to US Election Day on November 8.
Clinton’s campaign has made unsubstantiated claims that WikiLeaks is working with the Russian government to help defeat the Democrat in favor of Trump.
All the charges against Assange were initially dropped by Swedish prosecutors shortly after they happened. But then, days later, the charges were re-opened. The sexual assault charges expired, but the one that has not expired yet is the rape charge. That one won’t expire until 2020.
Here’s a good account of what happened in Sweden that led to the sexual assault and rape charges against Assange.
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