Wikileaks claim that Secretary Of State John Kerry asked Ecuador to prevent Julian Assange from releasing documents regarding the US Presidential Nominee Hillary Clinton.
“Multiple US sources tell us John Kerry asked Ecuador to stop Assange from publishing Clinton docs during FARC peace negotiations,” WikiLeaks said on Twitter.
The John Kerry private meeting with Ecuador was made on the sidelines of the negotiations which took place pricipally on Sep 26 in Colombia.
— WikiLeaks (@wikileaks) October 18, 2016
As Sputnik News points out this ‘could be a result of this meeting, Ecuador cut off Assange’s access to the Internet on Saturday after the whistleblowing website published Clinton’s speeches at Goldman Sachs, according to WikiLeaks’ Twitter’
On Saturday Julian Assange’s Internet was severed, which was undoubtedly an intentional act by the state to hinder Wikileaks ability to continue their leaks which are exposing the deceptive sociopathic political institution for what the truly are.
Ecuador has since admitted limiting Assange’s internet access on Saturday in a statement in Spanish on the Ecuadorian Government Website:
Durante las últimas semanas, WikiLeaks ha publicado una gran cantidad de documentos que tienen un impacto sobre la campaña electoral en Estados Unidos. La decisión de hacer pública dicha información es exclusiva responsabilidad de la organización Wikileaks.
El Gobierno del Ecuador respeta el principio de no intervención en los asuntos de otros países, no se inmiscuye en procesos electorales en curso ni apoya a un candidato en especial.
En ese sentido, Ecuador, en ejercicio de su derecho soberano, ha restringido temporalmente el acceso a parte de su sistema de comunicaciones en su Embajada en el Reino Unido.
This translates to:
In recent weeks, WikiLeaks has published a large number of documents which have an impact on the election campaign in the United States. The decision to make public such information is the sole responsibility of the Wikileaks organization.
The Government of Ecuador respects the principle of non-intervention in the affairs of other countries, it does not interfere in electoral processes in progress or support a candidate in particular.
In that sense, Ecuador, in exercise of its sovereign right, has temporarily restricted access to part of its communications system in its embassy in the UK.
In a statement the U.S. State Department spokesperson John Kirby categorically denies these allegations:
“While our concerns about Wikileaks are longstanding, any suggestion that Secretary Kerry or the State Department were involved in shutting down Wikileaks is false. Reports that Secretary Kerry had conversations with Ecuadorian officials about this are simply untrue. Period.”