UPDATE below: Problems
The Ecuadorian government has lifted restrictions on WikiLeaks co-founder Julian Assange’s communications with the outside world, allowing visitors to the embassy, where he is holdout, and restoring the internet access that was cut off in March, reports RT.
It was reported on Sunday that Ecuador moved to restore Assange’s access to the Internet, cell phone communications and permitted him to receive visitors other than his legal team.
Assange was made aware of the decision “hours after” UN high commissioner for refugees Filippo Grandi and UN special rapporteur for freedom of expression David Kaye met with Ecuador’s President Lenin Moreno.
-RWJulian Assange’s communications partly restored by Ecuadorian government -- but still limits his freedom of expression https://t.co/0B0utKw3KT pic.twitter.com/id10ExRJVn— Courage Foundation (@couragefound) October 14, 2018
Although Ecuador has stated that Mr. Assange's isolation will be partly lifted today (after UN Special Rapportuers for Freedom of Expression & Refugees visited the country on Friday) it has yet to do so. A 2pm appointment today, with a legal advisor, was not let into the embassy.— WikiLeaks (@wikileaks) October 15, 2018