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WikiLeaks accuses ‘state party’ of severing Julian Assange’s internet link


WikiLeaks said it has activated “appropriate contingency plans” in response.

Wikileaks founder Julian Assange squints in the sunlight as he prepares to speak from the balcony of the Ecuadorian embassy where he continues to seek asylum following an extradition request from Sweden in 2012, on February 5, 2016 in London, England. (Carl Court/Getty Images)

WikiLeaks said Monday that the internet link of its founder, Julian Assange, was “intentionally severed by a state party” and that they have activated “appropriate contingency plans” in response.

Wikileaks founder Julian Assange (Carl Court/Getty Images)

In a Tweet, WikiLeaks did not accuse a specific “state party.”

The organization's statement came shortly after it posted three vague messages, which Fox News reported as "cryptic":

The website’s announcement came hours after it published three cryptic tweets. The messages referenced Ecuador, Secretary of State John Kerry and the United Kingdom’s Foreign Commonwealth Office. Each tweet was matched with a string of numbers.

Since 2012, Assange has lived inside the Ecuadorian Embassy in London in order to avoid extradition to Sweden, where he faces a rape allegation.

WikiLeaks recently published thousands of hacked emails purportedly belonging to John Podesta, Democratic presidential nominee Hillary Clinton’s campaign chairman.

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