Embassy Cat – the tom cat who stored Julian Assange corporate on the Ecuadorian consulate – is secure, WikiLeaks has showed.
The cat had lived with Assange all through his seven-year keep on the embassy in Knightsbridge since Might 2016.
She used to be talented to him as a puppy by means of his youngsters.
In a tweet accompanied by means of a video of the animal sat in entrance of photos of Assange’s arrest, WikiLeaks stated: “We will be able to ascertain that Assange’s cat is secure.
“Assange requested his legal professionals to rescue him from embassy threats in mid-October. They’ll be reunited in freedom.”
Assange’s puppy had develop into well-liked on social media lately, showing wearing a tie and collar within the window of the embassy in November 2016.
Assange won the cat when she used to be simply 10 weeks previous – and when she made a cameo look all through a reside broadcast at the night time of the EU referendum, he referred to her merely as “Embassy Cat”.
She even has an unverified Twitter account with greater than 30,000 fans.
The usage of the hashtags #FreeAssange and #NoExtradition, the WikiLeaks tweet also referred to as for Assange to not be extradited to the USA.
The 47-year-old faces as much as 12 months in a British jail after he used to be discovered in charge of breaching his bail stipulations, whilst the USA fee may draw in a most prison sentence of 5 years, in step with the USA Division of Justice.
However WikiLeaks editor Kristinn Hrafnsson stated he fears extra fees can be added, which means Assange may face many years in a US jail.