Feline friend joins Julian Assange inside Ecuadorian embassy

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Feline friend joins Julian Assange inside Ecuadorian embassy

Assange and his new kitten | Via: EmbassyCat on Twitter

Julian Assange's children have given him a cat for company as the fourth anniversary of his diplomatic asylum approaches.

The cat is yet to be named, but she has already taken to prowling the embassy at night to sniff out bugs.

Assange plans to keep the world updated on his feline's frolics via Twitter, using the handle @EmbassyCat.

The WikiLeaks founder has been holed up in the Ecuadorian embassy in west London since June 2012.

He remains wanted for questioning in Sweden over allegations he sexually assaulted two women in 2010, 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.