Thanks to UN intervention, Julian Assange is now allowed to go online, make phone calls, receive visitors

Assange gets his internet back: Ecuador ‘removes isolation regime’ imposed on WikiLeaks founder seven months ago for criticising the country’s friends from his embassy bolthole

  • WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange has communications partly restored
  • Ecuadorian government denied him access to internet and phones in March
  • Assange has his access cut after he criticised Ecuador’s allies from the embassy 
  • He has been living inside Ecuador’s embassy in London for over six years

By ROD ARDEHALI FOR MAILONLINE

PUBLISHED: 14:09 EDT, 14 October 2018 | UPDATED: 18:49 EDT, 14 October 2018

The Ecuadorian government has decided to partly restore communications for WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange.

They were cut in March, denying him access to the internet or phones and limiting visitors to members of his legal team, after he criticised the country’s friends from his embassy bolthole.

He has been living inside Ecuador’s embassy in London for over six years.

The Ecuadorian government said in March it had acted because Mr Assange had breached ‘a written commitment made to the government at the end of 2017 not to issue messages that might interfere with other states’.

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