Julian Assange's internet link has been intentionally severed by a state party. We have activated the appropriate contingency plans.— WikiLeaks (@wikileaks) October 17, 2016
The embassy said it didn't intend to interfere with WikiLeaks' journalistic work and would continue to protest Julian Assange's right to asylum.
According to a recent statement issued by WikiLeaks, "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."
However, the statement continues to verify which countries the group publishes its "one million documents and associated analysis a year." Those countries include: France, Germany, the Netherlands and Norway.
"WikiLeaks has never published from jurisdiction of Ecuador and has no plans to do so. Similarly Mr. Assange does not transmit UK election related documents from the embassy.
"WikiLeaks has a perfect, decade long record for publishing only true documents. It has many thousands of sources but does not engage in collaborations with states."
The statement published on WikiLeaks' official Twitter account was released by the group's editorial board.
WikiLeaks Editorial Board statement on the status of Julian Assange, Ecuador and the US election pic.twitter.com/bYyWwMG5Ox— WikiLeaks (@wikileaks) October 24, 2016
Meanwhile, Julian Assange tweeted about the death of former WikiLeaks director Gavin MacFadyen, who has died aged 76 of lung cancer, surrounded by loved ones in London on Saturday 22 October 2016.
Assange took to social media to pay his respects with a message from WikLeaks, saying MacFadyen "now takes his fists and his fight to battle God."
Gavin Macfadyen, beloved director of WikiLeaks, now takes his fists and his fight to battle God. Sock it to him, forever, Gavin. —JA pic.twitter.com/7zyzs1Qxxk— WikiLeaks (@wikileaks) October 23, 2016
WikiLeaks have also has been asked to prove its founder Julian Assange is alive. In response, the organization has taken to Twitter to ask users to vote how they would like clarification that Mr. Assange is indeed, not dead.
Thousands keep demanding Assange proof of life. Not unreasonable. He's in a tough spot and is WikiLeaks best known validator. Preference?— WikiLeaks (@wikileaks) October 24, 2016
On October 23 2016, WikiLeaks stated that Assange was safe and well and "still in full command despite reduced communication with staff."
Julian Assange has been living at the Ecuadorian embassy in London since seeking asylum there to escape extradition to Sweden where he faces sexual assault charges relating to allegation in 2012 that Mr. Assange denies.