Julian Assange, the controversial founder of WikiLeaks, has been barred from using the Internet or receiving visitors at the Ecuadoran Embassy in London, where he has been holed up for almost six years, the Ecuadoran government announced Wednesday.
Julian Assange had his internet access cut off by the Ecuadorian government.
Ecuador suspended his internet access in 2016 after a WikiLeaks dump targeting Hillary Clinton's presidential campaign.
Assange moved into the embassy in June 2012 in a bid to avoid extradition to Sweden over allegations of sex crimes, which he denies.
But authorities in Sweden dropped the case last May, prompting Assange´s lawyers to declare his British arrest warrant has lost its function and goal.
Former Greek foreign minister Yanis Varoufakis and musician Brian Eno were among the first to react, saying in a statement they had heard about the Ecuadorean Embassy's apparent effort to isolate Assange "with great concern", PA reported.
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In his latest tweets, posted Tuesday, Assange responded to a comment by Foreign Office Minister Alan Duncan who, in a debate in Parliament, called Assange a "miserable little worm" who should hand himself over to British authorities to face justice.
Moreno appears less keen on Assange than does former President Rafael Correa, the leader who initially granted him asylum.
Mr Assange faces arrest by British authorities for breaching his bail terms should he step outside the embassy.
Assange may not use the internet or receive visitors at the embassy, according to Britain's Press Association news agency.
"The measure was adopted after Assange's failure to comply with the written commitment reached with the government in December 2017, in which he was obliged not to issue messages that implied interference in relation to other states".
Mr Assange replied: 'Britain should come clean on whether it intends to extradite me to the United States for publishing the truth and cease its ongoing violation of the UN rulings in this matter. "I have already fully served any theoretical (I haven't been charged) 'bail violation" whilst in prison and under house arrest.
Prior to his forced internet sabbatical, Assange had been tweeting on a number of topics, including criticism lobbied at him from a United Kingdom government official and a link to an article on interactions between Italy's Hacking Team and Ecuador's SENAIN intelligence agency.