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Ecuador tells Assange to curb speech

Published:Tuesday | October 16, 2018 | 12:00 AM
WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange.

LONDON (AP):

A media report says that Ecuador has formally ordered WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange to steer clear of topics that could harm its diplomatic interests.

The nine-page memo published on Monday by the Ecuadorean website Codigo Vidrio says that Assange is prohibited from "interfering in the internal affairs of other states".

The document also orders Assange to keep the embassy clean, threatening to confiscate Assange's pet cat if he does not look after it.

Assange has been living at the embassy since 2012, when the Australian ex-hacker applied for asylum to avoid extradition to Sweden.