By Tessa Berenson
May 9, 2016

Wikileaks founder Julian Assange may have been getting lonely living in the Ecuadorian embassy in London for the past four years, but now he has something to keep him company: a new kitten.

The cat, which has yet to be named, was a gift from Assange’s children, ITV reports. But according to its new Twitter handle, it takes after its owner: the cat’s bio says it is “interested in counterpurr-veillance.”

Assange has been living in the Ecuadorian embassy since being granted diplomatic asylum by the country in 2012. Sweden has attempted to extradite him for questioning in a sexual assault investigation, which Assange believes could lead to his transfer to U.S. custody for his role in leaking classified documents on Wikileaks.

In February, a United Nations group found that Sweden and the U.K. are violating Assange’s rights. Assange’s lawyers have applied to Sweden to enforce the UN’s findings.

At least now he has a feline friend to help him wait.

Write to Tessa Berenson at tessa.berenson@time.com.

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