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Ecuador cuts off Julian Assanges internet access

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Julian Assange no longer has internet access at the Ecuadorian embassy in London, the Latin American countrys government said.

The Ecuadorian government said in statement Wednesday that it had acted because Assange breached “a written commitment made to the government at the end of 2017 not to issue messages that might interfere with other states.”

It added that Assanges behavior on social media “put at risk the good relations [Ecuador] maintains with the United Kingdom, with the other states of the European Union, and with other nations.”

The WikiLeaks founder has been living at the embassy for six years to avoid extradition to Sweden to face questioning over allegations of sex crimes, which he denies. Swedish authorities have dropped their investigation, but Assange has remained in the embassy because he believes he will be extradited to the U.S. for questioning over the activities of WikiLeaks.

On Monday, Assange took to Twitter to question the decision by the U.K. and more than 20 other countries to retaliate against Russia over a nerve agent attack on a former spy by expelling Russian diplomats.

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