A judge in Ecuador has ruled against WikiLeaks prime supporter Julian Assange, who had challenged new principles forced on him in the nation’s consulate in London.

The judge said a prerequisite to pay for web utilize and tidy up after his feline did not damage his entitlement to haven.

Mr Assange had contended that the conditions damaged his “basic rights and opportunities”, and were proposed to drive him to take off.

His legal advisors have claimed against the decision.

Mr Assange took asylum in the consulate six years prior to evade removal to Sweden in a rape case that has since been dropped.

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On the off chance that he leaves the building he faces capture for supposedly rupturing safeguard conditions.

Not long ago, Mr Assange was given another arrangement of house leads by the London international safe haven that included paying for web utilize and caring more for his feline. He was additionally requested to keep the washroom clean and pay for his own sustenance and clothing.

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Mr Assange was given the cat by his children
WikiLeaks lawyer Baltasar Garzon launched the legal action in Ecuador earlier this month and Mr Assange addressed the hearing in the capital, Quito, on Monday via teleconference.

He said Ecuador was trying to end his asylum in the embassy which would see him extradited to the US. The US Attorney General Jeff Sessions has said that arresting Julian Assange is a “priority”.

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Julian Assange has been holed up in the embassy in London since 2012
Ecuador’s Attorney General Inigo Salvador said that if Mr Assange wanted to stay “and he follows the rules… he can stay at the embassy as long as he wants”. He added that his time at the embassy had so far cost Ecuador $6m (£4.6m).

Judge Karina Martinez ruled against Mr Assange, saying that the foreign ministry was in charge of determining his living conditions.

Mr Assange’s legal team launched an appeal which will be heard by a higher court in the coming days.

In March, the embassy in London removed Mr Assange’s internet connection, accusing him of “interfering in other countries’ affairs”.

It later said it would be partially restored.

WikiLeaks was set up by Mr Assange and a group of like-minded friends in 2006 as a site where whistleblowers could send confidential documents and images to be published online.

The site came to prominence with the release of footage in 2010 of a US military helicopter shooting civilians in Iraq.


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