Assange's communications to be partly restored by Ecuador govt

Julian Assange speaks to the media from the balcony of the Embassy Of Ecuador

Julian Assange speaks to the media from the balcony of the Embassy Of Ecuador

The politics around the Ecuadorean government's housing Julian Assange in its London embassy are changing, making the political refugee responsible for getting his own food thereby increasing his risk of arrest by United Kingdom authorities.

In an article headlined: "Julian Assange given feline ultimatum by Ecuador" on the alleged warning the embassy has given the activist over his treatment of his cat, the BBC write: "It is unclear what is behind Ecuador's concern over Mr Assange's treatment of his roommate".

He was also told to look after its "well-being, food and hygiene" in the set of guidelines, written in Spanish.

The nine-page document, published online by Codigo Vidrio, stipulates that Assange is prohibited from "interfering in the internal affairs of other states" and must avoid issues "that may cause harm to the good relations of Ecuador with any state". But Codigo Vidrio has a track record of publishing inside material from the London embassy, and the restrictions detailed in the memo echo the conditions Ecuadorean President Lenin Moreno recently described in an interview with AP.

After the former hacker began cheering on Catalonian secessionists in Spain previous year, the Embassy restricted Assange's access to the internet.

The Ecuadorian government revoked his internet and phone access in March after he breached an agreement "not to issue messages that might interfere with other states".

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Assange is back online almost six months after the Ecuadorean government suspended Assange's communications in March.

In December 2017 Assange was given a diplomatic role as a councillor in Ecuador's embassy to Russian Federation, sources told The Guardian. It is an Australian journalist, which was founded in 2006, the organization WikiLeaks.

He maintains that he fears the Swedish government would hand him over to the Americans.

This is not the first time that tensions have arisen between Assange and the Embassy.

He fears he could then be extradited to the United States, where high-level officials have spoken about prosecuting him for stealing classified information.

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