WikiLeaks on 11/24 tweet: "BREAKING: Ecuador's government has refused Julian Assange's lawyers [UK lawyer @suigenerisjen & Spanish lawyer Aitor Martínez] access to him this weekend (although the embassy is manned 24/7) to prepare ...
WikiLeaks on 11/24 tweet: "BREAKING: Ecuador's government has refused Julian Assange's lawyers [UK lawyer @suigenerisjen & Spanish lawyer Aitor Martínez] access to him this weekend (although the embassy is manned 24/7) to prepare for his US court hearing on Tuesday. Background: https://justice4assange.com/Protection-Action.html" #Wikileaks #justice4assange #unity4j -------- On March 28, 2018, the government of Ecuador imposed a unilateral communication on Julian Assange. Mr. Assange’s ability to communicate with the outside world was blocked both physically and by the embassy and foreign ministry authorities for seven months:
3 signal jammers installed by the embassy blocked phone and wifi signal. All visits, other than legal visits, were refused by the embassy, including meetings requested by major human rights organizations, and members of parliament. For months, Mr. Assange’s lawyers requested that the government provide the administrative or legal basis for the restrictive measures, in order to challenge their legality before the courts. The government refused to provide information that would allow him to challenge the measures before a court. Ecuador’s President told AP: "if Mr. Assange promises to stop emitting opinions on the politics of friendly nations like Spain or the United States then we have no problem with him going online.”
On 12 October 2018, the embassy delivered a "protocol" with explicit threats to revoke Mr. Assange’s asylum if Mr. Assange, or any of his guests, breached or were perceived to have breached, any of the 28 "rules" in the protocol. The rules provide that the embassy can seize Mr. Assange’s property or his visitors’ property and hand these to UK police, and report Mr. Assange’s visitors to UK authorities. The protocol requires the IMEI codes and serial numbers of electronic devices used inside the embassy. The private information required of visitors and Mr. Assange’s lawyers by the embassy is shared with undisclosed agencies. ..