WikiLeaks: Assange’s Internet Link ‘Severed’ By State Actor

Julian Assange, founder of WikiLeaks, gestures as he speaks to the media and members of the public from a balcony at the Ecuadorian Embassy in London, where he has been taking refuge to avoid extradiction to Sweden. His WikiLeaks Party is in the running to win Senate seats in Australia, according to polls. (AP Photo/Kirsty Wigglesworth)

Julian Assange, founder of WikiLeaks, gestures as he speaks to the media and members of the public from a balcony at the Ecuadorian Embassy in London. (AP/Kirsty Wigglesworth)

PARIS — WikiLeaks says that founder Julian Assange’s internet access has been cut by an unidentified state actor. Few other details were immediately available.

Assange has been up holed up at the Ecuadorean Embassy in London for more than four years after skipping bail to avoid being extradited over sex crimes allegations.

The cramped quarters haven’t prevented the Australian transparency activist from working and WikiLeaks continues to deliver scoops, including revelations that have rattled Hillary Clinton’s campaign for president as the U.S. election enters its final stretch.

Calls, texts and emails left with WikiLeaks weren’t immediately returned Monday. A woman who picked up the phone at the embassy said: “I cannot disclose any information.” An email to Ecuador’s ambassador wasn’t immediately answered. London’s Metropolitan Police declined comment.

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