Julian Assange given feline ultimatum by Ecuador
Wikileaks co-founder Julian Assange has been given a set of house rules at the Ecuadorean embassy in London that include cleaning his bathroom and taking better care of his cat.
The whistle-blower was sent a memo in which he was warned that his feline companion could be confiscated.
He was also told to look after its "well-being, food and hygiene" in the set of guidelines, written in Spanish.
Ecuador also said it would partially restore his internet connection.
Mr Assange, who has been holed up at the embassy since 2012, had his online access cut in March this year after "interfering in other countries' affairs", Ecuador said.
In a set of guidelines presented to Mr Assange this month, Ecuador warned the 47-year-old to provide better care of the feline that he shares the embassy with or it may be handed to a refuge.
The cat - which was given to Mr Assange by his children - often appears at the embassy window to watch the journalists gathered outside. , which says it is "interested in counter-purrveillance".
It is unclear what is behind Ecuador's concern over Mr Assange's treatment of his roommate.
On the subject of cleanliness, however, Mr Assange tweeted earlier this year: "Save water, don't shower."
Mr Assange has remained at the embassy after seeking asylum to avoid extradition to Sweden on a rape allegation.