10:55 GMT02 July 2020
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    The WikiLeaks founder won’t feel so lonely anymore during his lengthy stay at the Ecuador embassy because now he has a cat.

    The kitten, a two-month descendant of the original European wildcat, was given to Assange by his children to keep him company.

    Assange intends to keep the world appraised of the antics of his feline companion via a Twitter account called @EmbassyCat.

    The WikiLeaks founder has been residing at the Ecuador embassy in London since 2012 out of fear of being extradited to Sweden and ultimately to the United States where he could face espionage charges for publishing secret US documents through his website.

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