WikiLeaks claims that an unspecified “state actor” has severed the internet link of founder Julian Assange.
On Twitter, WikiLeaks said:
“Julian Assange’s internet link has been intentionally severed by a state party. We have activated the appropriate contingency plans.”
Assange has remained within the confines of the Ecuadorean Embassy in London for more than four years after he skipped bail to avoid extradition to Sweden over sex crime allegations.
Despite never leaving the four walls of the embassy since August 2012, Assange has continued to manage WikiLeaks and publish and distribute leaked and hacked files. Most recently, WikiLeaks has published a cache of private emails from the US Democratic Party, including those of presidential candidate Hillary Clinton.
The timing of the Clinton leaks has caused speculation that WikiLeaks is actively working to derail the former Secretary of State’s presidential run, possibly with the help of the Russian State. In 2012 Assange hosted a talk show on the state-backed Russian news channel RT.