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Assange's guest list: the RT reporters, hackers and film-makers who visited embassy

Secret logs reveal list of visitors to Julian Assange before leak of Democratic party emails
Julian Assange’s visitors also included well-known WikiLeaks supporters such as the designer Vivienne Westwood and the journalist John Pilger. Photograph: Dominic Lipinski/PA

Julian Assange received more than 80 visitors in the seven weeks leading up to the release of hacked Democratic party emails by WikiLeaks, including two journalists from the Kremlin-backed broadcaster RT, the documentary film-maker Michael Moore, the philosopher Slavoj Žižek and a German hacker.

Visitor logs seen by the Guardian and Focus Ecuador show a frenetic period for the WikiLeaks founder in the summer of 2016, around the time he declared that he would release emails from Hillary Clinton’s US presidential campaign. Assange has been holed up in Ecuador’s London embassy since 2012.

Among his guests were senior staff members from RT, the Moscow TV network described by US intelligence agencies as the Kremlin’s

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