The mother of WikiLeaks co-founder Julian Assange said his life was in «immediate and critical» danger and that new Ecuadorian Embassy requirements were aiming to «torture» him and force him to leave, while speaking at the Assange-supporting #ReconnectJulian online vigil event on Saturday. «This is not a drill. This is an emergency,» Christine Assange said. «He is right now alone, sick, in pain... Еще. Silenced in solitary confinement. Cut off from all contact and being tortured in the heart of London. The modern-day cage for political prisoners is no longer the Tower of London, it is the Ecuadorian Embassy.» Assange said her son's stay in the Ecuadorian Embassy was tantamount to a «slow and cruel assassination» and denounced the new embassy regulations as «inhumane» and planning «to break him down mentally.» The embassy's new regulations reportedly include Assange having to pay for his internet and clean up after his cat. Assange took refuge in the Ecuadorian Embassy in London six years ago to avoid extradition to Sweden as part of a sexual assault case.