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Assange cut off: Someone has blocked the WikiLeaks leader's Internet access

FILE - In this Oct. 4, 2016 file photo, WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange participates via video link at a news conference marking the 10th anniversary of the secrecy-spilling group in Berlin. WikiLeaks said on Monday, Oct. 17, 2016, that Assange's internet access has been cut by an unidentified state actor. (AP Photo/Markus Schreiber, File)

WikiLeaks says that the Internet access of its founder, Julian Assange, has been cut by an unidentified state actor. Few other details were immediately available, and officials at the Ecuadorean Embassy in London, where he's been holed up for more than four years, weren't commenting. The organization said the interruption in Internet service was related to its ongoing publication of hacked emails from the Hillary Clinton campaign.

Julian Assange's Internet link has been intentionally severed by a state party. We have activated the appropriate contingency plans.

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Assange has been at the embassy after skipping bail to avoid being extradited over sex crimes allegations.The cramped quarters haven't prevented the Australian transparency activist from working and WikiLeaks continues to deliver scoops, including revelations that have rattled Hillary Clinton's campaign for president as the U.S. election enters its final stretch.

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