Julian Assange to regain internet if he 'cleans up after his cat'

  • 17/10/2018
Julian Assange.
Julian Assange. Photo credit: Reuters

Julian Assange has been given a new set of house rules to follow if he wants his internet reconnected.

The Ecuadorian Government announced in March they'd be restricting Assange's internet access, expressing concern about political views he shares online, according to ABC.

Assange, the founder of Wikileaks, was granted asylum in the Ecuadorian embassy in London in 2012, avoiding extraction to Sweden, where he faced allegations of sexual assault.

In a nine-page document released by Ecuadorean website Codigo Vidrio, a list of rules were set out for Assange including restrictions on political messages being posted online and stricter directives for guest visitors.

It stated Assange is prohibited from "interfering in the internal affairs of other states" or from activities "that could prejudice Ecuador's good relations with other states," when he is reconnected.

The document, written in Spanish, regards mostly security and communication issues, but there is also mention of cleaning up after his cat, and making sure his bathroom was kept tidy, reported ABC.

On Sunday, a tweet sent out by the WikiLeaks account suggested the Ecuadorian government were going to reconnect Assange's internet.


It is unclear whether this reconnection would be in response to him agreeing on the conditions.