Twitter has locked the account of WikiLeaks.
The publisher’s editor-in-chief Kristinn Hrafnsson has taken to Twitter to demand answers after their official account was suspiciously locked just days away from the extradition hearing of its founder Julian Assange.
Hrafnsson exclaimed that the @wikileaks Twitter account had been locked “shortly before Assange extradition hearing” and for seemingly no apparent reason.
Unable to “reach a human at Twitter” for answers, he tagged Twitter CEO Jack Dorsey into the conversation in order to hopefully escalate the situation.
Assange’s extradition hearing in the United Kingdom begins next week and could result in Assange being extradited to the United States to face charges.
A lack of access has already plagued Assange’s situation, with lawyers saying that they’re being prevented from communicating enough with their client.
Now, with the Twitter account locked, WikiLeaks is unable to communicate with the public easily.
Supporters for Assange re-tweeted Hrafnsson’s post that tagged Dorsey and Twitter, hoping that the account will be reinstated at the earliest.
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