Is Julian Assange Dead?
WikiLeaks has claimed that its co-founder, Julian Assange, has had his internet access “intentionally severed by a state party” and the team have “activated the appropriate contingency plans”.
The whistleblowing group’s claim comes less than two weeks after Assange, who has been living in the Ecuadorean Embassy in London for more than four years, said via a video link to a news conference in Berlin that the site would be releasing documents “significant to the U.S. election” in the build up to the Nov. 8 vote.
Assange was granted asylum by Ecuador in August 2012 following allegations that he raped and molested two women while he was attending a conference in Sweden, which he has denied. The 45-year-old has so far avoided possible extradition to the Scandinavian country, but Swedish prosecutors were reported to be interviewing him at the embassy today. It is unclear whether or not this will still go ahead following Wikileaks’ latest claims.
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