Anderson is a close friend of Assange, but was turned away from the embassy when she tried to visit him last month. Ecuador cited Assange’s tweet about Catalan separatists as a pretext to jam his phone and internet access and stop him from receiving any visitors.
The last time Anderson talked to Assange was March 27, the day his access to the outside world was shut off.
“He's cut off from everybody,” the Baywatch star told the Hollywood Reporter (THR) in an interview published Wednesday. “The air and light quality [at the embassy] is terrible because he can't keep his windows open and he can't get any sunlight. Even prisoners can go outside, but he can't.”
The US intelligence community accused WikiLeaks of being a “Russian cutout” after the outlet published internal Democratic National Committee emails, as well as emails from the private account of Hillary Clinton’s campaign chair John Podesta, during the 2016 US presidential election.
Assange actually sought sanctuary inside the Ecuadorian embassy back in 2012, fearing he would be extradited to the US on espionage charges because WikiLeaks had published thousands of US government documents related to the Iraq and Afghanistan wars in 2010.
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