00:33 GMT13 August 2020
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    Julian Assange did not publish documents related to the US election campaign from the Embassy of Ecuador in London, the WikiLeaks website said.

    MOSCOW (Sputnik) — “WikiLeaks has never published from jurisdiction of Ecuador and has no plans to do so. Similarly Mr. Assange does not transmit US election related documents from the embasy,” the whistleblowing website said on its Twitter account.

    The WikiLeaks' statement followed the decision of Ecuadorian authorities to deprive Julian Assange of the Internet link in the embassy in London.

    “It is the government of Ecuador’s prerogative to decide how to best guard against the misinterpretation of its policies by media groups or states whilst ensuring that it protects Mr. Assange’s human rights,” the website said.

    On Friday, WikiLeaks released the 14th batch of emails of US Democratic party presidential candidate Hillary Clinton’s campaign chairman John Podesta.

    On Tuesday, the embassy said it had shut off Assange's Internet access due to WikiLeaks publishing materials that affect the US presidential election.

    Assange has been residing in the Ecuadorian Embassy in London since 2012 to not be extradited to Sweden, where he was accused of rape after WikiLeaks begun to release documents in its possession.


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