Ecuador demands Julian Assange stay out of politics, look after cat

Julian Assange has been in the Ecuadorian embassy for six years

The 47-year-old continued working from the embassy until it cut off his internet connection in March 2018.

Ecuador has ordered Julian Assange to keep their London embassy's bathroom clean and take good care of his cat or it will be confiscated.

The document formally orders Assange to steer clear of topics that could harm its diplomatic interests - but reveals that his WiFi has been restored, something which will delight supporters of his website WikiLeaks.

Additionally, it requires Assange to submit himself to medical evaluations and to cover the associated costs. "The UK government must abide by the UN's ruling and guarantee that he can leave the Ecuadorean embassy without the threat of extradition to the United States".

Assange has been living at the embassy since 2012.

The article chose to focus on the cat rather than the larger story: famed-online activist Assange being reportedly given back his access to the internet.

The Ecuadorian government said in March it had acted because Mr Assange had breached "a written commitment made to the government at the end of 2017 not to issue messages that might interfere with other states".

The move was part of an aborted Russian plan to get him out of the UK.

Assange accepted political asylum from the Latin American country in 2012 to avoid extradition to Sweden to face questions about allegations of sex crimes which have been dropped. WikiLeaks said in a recent statement that Ecuador has reversed this measure.

Assange claims the accusations were politically motivated and could lead to him being extradited to the United States to face imprisonment over WikiLeaks' publication of secret USA military documents and diplomatic cables in 2010.

But the British government refused to give him diplomatic status so the plan was cancelled.

Sweden dropped its investigation previous year, but British authorities say they still want to arrest him for breaching his bail conditions.

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