The government of Ecuador acknowledged that the imposed partial restrictions on access to the Internet for the founder of Wikileaks, Julian Assange. Earlier in the Twitter account of the organization claimed that it happened at the request of the head of the state Department of the USA John Kerry.
“In pursuance of its sovereign right of Ecuador at the time, partially restricted access (to the Internet) your equipment located at the Embassy in the UK – quoted by TASS statement. – Ecuador adheres to the principle of non-interference in the internal Affairs of other countries, not trying to influence the current election processes and does not support any of the candidates (for President of the USA”, – stated in the document.
The authorities of South American countries stressed that this decision was not made under external pressure. “Ecuador’s foreign policy is the sole responsibility of sovereign interests,” – said the foreign Ministry of the Republic.
The Internet connection was aborted by Assange Ecuador shortly after the publication of speeches of a candidate for the U.S. presidency from the Democrats Hillary Clinton. During the election campaign in the USA, the website has published a number of leaks from the headquarters of Clinton. It claimed that hacking brought the benefit of her rival candidate from the Republican billionaire Donald Trump.
On 19 June 2012 Assange sought refuge in Ecuador’s Embassy in London to avoid extradition to Sweden where he is suspected of crimes of a sexual nature. The Wikileaks founder denies all the accusations and calls them politically motivated. He fears that Sweden will deport him to the USA, where the Australian faces a long prison sentence for publishing classified documents of the US government.