With Ecuador cutting off internet communication and visitors for Julian Assange, the WikiLeaks publisher is now being arbitrarily detained in conditions worse than most prisoners who have been found guilty of murder — for the crime of committing journalism.
While Ecuador must be applauded for their continued protection of Assange, they should not even be in this position. President Donald Trump has the ability to end this gross human rights violation once and for all.
Whether it agrees or not with what Julian Assange says, Ecuador’s denying him access to the Internet as well as to visitors is incompatible with its grant of asylum. His refuge in the embassy looks more and more like solitary confinement. […]
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