Assange told to curb speech, tend to catOctober 18, 2018 00:03
Ecuador has formally ordered Julian Assange to steer clear of topics that could harm its diplomatic interests if he wants to be reconnected to the internet, according to a memo published.
The nine-page memo by Ecuadorian website Codigo Vidrio said 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".
There was no indication Assange signed on to the memo, which governs the WikiLeaks founder's access to the wi-fi network of the Ecuadorian embassy in London, where he has lived since seeking asylum there in 2012.
Tension has been long building between Assange and his hosts, particularly after the Australian ex-hacker began cheering on Catalonian secessionists in Spain last year. In March, Ecuador announced it was restricting Assange's access to the internet.