WHERE IS JULIAN ASSANGE?
Still no word from WikiLeaks after video proof he’s alive demand.
WIKILEAKS has yet to provide further proof that its editor Julian Assange is alive despite asking Twitter followers to vote on what evidence they would accept to confirm he is not dead.
Conspiracy theories have flooded the internet since Mr Assange went quiet after being stripped of his internet access in the Ecuadorian embassy last week.
On Sunday WikiLeaks tweeted that he was “safe” and still in charge of the organisation, and promised a further statement on Monday.
WikiLeaks launched a Twitter poll asking what proof people would accept he was alive, after Monday’s statement failed to convince people.
The tweet said: “Thousands keep demanding Assange proof of life. Not unreasonable. He’s in a tough spot and is WikiLeaks best known validator. Preference?”
to only a select few followers.
Last Monday WikiLeaks’ official account posted three tweets – one about US Secretary of State John Kerry, one about Ecuador and one about the UK Foreign Office, each followed by a series of numbers and letters.
After the mysterious messages were posted, the whistleblowing website added: “Julian Assange’s internet link has been intentionally severed by a state party. We have activated the appropriate contingency plans.”
Mr Assange has been cooped up in the Ecuadorian embassy in London for more than three years as he seeks to avoid extradition to Sweden on sex assault allegations.
He fears that, from there, he could be extradited to the US to face charges over WikiLeaks’ activities.
Concerns about his safety intensified earlier this month after it emerged that Hillary Clinton asked whether the US military could “drone” Mr Assange whilst she was Secretary of State.