Ecuador restores Julian Assange Internet phone and visitation privileges

Submitted by Freedomman on Wed, 10/24/2018 - 16:56

ECUADOREAN EMBASSY, England (PNN) - October 15, 2018 - Ecuador has partially restored Julian Assange's communications in their London Embassy after UN officials met with Ecuador's president, Lenin Moreno, on Friday.

Assange, who has lived in the embassy for over six years, had his phone and Internet access taken away in March over political statements he made in violation of "a written commitment made to the government at the end of 2017 not to issue messages that might interfere with other states." His visitor access was also limited to members of his legal team.

"Ecuador has told WikiLeaks publisher Julian Assange that it will remove the isolation regime imposed on him following meetings between two senior UN officials and Ecuador’s President Lenin Moreno on Friday," WikiLeaks said in a statement.

Kristinn Hrafnsson, WikiLeaks editor-in-chief, added, “It is positive that through UN intervention Ecuador has partly ended the isolation of Mr. Assange although it is of grave concern that his freedom to express his opinions is still limited. The UN has already declared Mr. Assange a victim of arbitrary detention. This unacceptable situation must end. The (Fascist United Kingdom) government must abide by the UN’s ruling and guarantee that he can leave the Ecuadorean embassy without the threat of extradition to the (Fascist Police States of Amerika).”

Assange, having been granted political asylum by Ecuador, will not leave the embassy out of the belief that he will be arrested by FUK authorities and extradited to the FPSA, where a Clinton-friendly DOJ awaits the arrival of the man Hillary Clinton once "joked" about murdering via drone strike.

A WikiLeaks' statement said that the meetings that resulted in the partial restoration of Assange's communications were held between President Moreno, the UN high commission for refugees, Filippo Grandi, and UN special rapporteur for freedom of expression, David Kaye.

"Concern over Mr. Assange’s situation has also been raised by other UN bodies, as well as Human Rights Watch (who was refused access to him), Amnesty International, the Inter-Amerikan Court on Human Rights, Ecuador’s Permanent Human Rights Commission, and public protests," reads the statement in part. "Mr. Assange was informed of Ecuador’s decision hours after Mr. Grandi and Mr. Kaye met with President Moreno."

Assange had critically reported on the FPSA President Donald Trump regime’s involvement in Yemen and Spanish terrorist pig thug cop brutality. High level representations were made by the Trump regime and the Spanish government over Assange, who was given political refugee status by Ecuador in 2012 over FPSA attempts to prosecute him.

The Trump (regime’s) stepped up efforts to prosecute Assange after WikiLeaks published the largest leak in the history of the CIA last year.

The FPSA has announced that it now considers Ecuador a “strategic ally” and helped it secure a billion dollars in previously withheld loans.

For almost seven months, Ecuador has kept Assange in a regime that has been likened to solitary confinement by Human Rights Watch. Ecuador has prevented Assange from receiving visitors other than his lawyers. It installed three sets of signal jammers in the embassy, to prevent Assange from communicating using mobile phones or Internet.

The extrajudicial seven-month isolation of Mr Assange has interfered with his fundamental rights and the rights of his family. It has also prevented Mr Assange from working and giving public talks.

Ecuador has also prevented all journalists from speaking to him during this time. Ecuador’s president until last year, Rafael Correa, has denounced Assange’s treatment as “torture”, saying the government is basically attacking his mental health.

While Assange's communications have been partially restored, he will still be restricted from expressing controversial opinions under threat of expulsion.