Julian Assange’s children have given him a cat for company as the fourth anniversary of his diplomatic asylum in London’s Ecuadorean embassy approaches.
The WikiLeaks founder intends to keep the world updated on his feline’s frolics via Twitter, using the handle @EmbassyCat.
His cat, a descendant of the original European wildcat, is yet to be named – but she has already taken to prowling the embassy at night to sniff out bugs.
Assange remains wanted for questioning in Sweden over allegations he sexually assaulted two women, which he denies.
The 44-year-old, originally from Australia, fears he could be extradited to the United States for questioning about WikiLeaks if he leaves the embassy.
Earlier this year, a UN group found that Sweden and the UK were violating Assange’s human rights, and called for the activist to be released and compensated for detaining him without charge.
Assange’s lawyers have called on Swedish courts to enforce the UN group’s findings, and are filing legal arguments to support their case today.
If their request for an oral hearing is accepted, proceedings could begin at the end of this month.