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WikiLeaks Claims ‘State Actor’ Sabotaged Julian Assange’s Internet Connection

WikiLeaks announced early on Monday that they are resorting to auxiliary measures after an unknown “state actor” tampered with the online link for the organization’s founder, Julian Assange.

Throughout Sunday evening, WikiLeaks released three mysterious tweets that made reference to Secretary of State John Kerry, Ecuador, and the United Kingdom’s Foreign Commonwealth Office.

Fox News reported that there were rumors that Assange was dead and that the numerical sequences were part of a “dead man’s switch.” These rumors have not been confirmed, and instead, WikiLeaks put out a new statement claiming outside interference with Assange’s connectivity.

Assange has lived at Ecuador’s embassy in London since 2012, where he has been able to avoid extradition to Sweden to face accusations of rape. The Internet is one of the last connections Assange has to the outside world.

The online severance comes as Assange’s organization continues to release messages from the Hillary Clinton campaign, which were lifted from John Podesta‘s email account.

UPDATE – 3:39 p.m. ET: It would seem that the “state actor” that turned off the Internet for Assange was…Ecuador:

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