Monday, October 17, 2016

WikiLeaks Claims State Sabotage Of Assange Internet

WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange's access to the Internet was disrupted Monday by a "state party," the organization claimed in a brief statement. The allegation from the online leaking platform, delivered in a tweet with few other details, comes as WikiLeaks has published thousands of apparently hacked emails from John Podesta, the campaign manager of Democratic presidential nominee Hillary Clinton. WikiLeaks was not immediately available for comment. The Internet is one of Assange's lifelines to the outside world.
He has been voluntarily holed up in the Ecuadorean Embassy in London since 2012 to avoid extradition to Sweden where he faces sex crime allegations. He claims that case is a pretense for Sweden to extradite him to the United States, where he faces espionage charges for leaking sensitive diplomatic cables. WikiLeaks released its ninth batch of Clinton-related emails on Sunday. They included information about how the candidate could appeal to black voters and deal with the media. The Clinton campaign has suggested the Russian government has been supplying WikiLeaks with the emails, a claim both Moscow and WikiLeaks deny.