WikiLeaks on Friday confirmed that founder Julian Assange’s cat is safe after Assange’s arrest.
“We can confirm that Assange’s cat is safe,” the organization tweeted Saturday.
“Assange asked his lawyers to rescue him from embassy threats in mid-October. They will be reunited in freedom,” it added.
We can confirm that Assange’s cat is safe. Assange asked his lawyers to rescue him from embassy threats in mid-October. They will be reunited in freedom. #FreeAssange #NoExtradition pic.twitter.com/zSo8RfXXc9
— WikiLeaks (@wikileaks) April 13, 2019
Assange was arrested Thursday by authorities in London, who cited charges he is facing in the U.S.
Assange is accused of conspiring to hack into computers in connection with WikiLeaks’s release of classified documents from former Army private and intelligence analyst Chelsea Manning.
U.S. officials have also expressed concerns regarding WikiLeaks’ publishing of hacked emails stolen from the Democratic National Committee and 2016 Democratic nominee Hillary Clinton‘s campaign.
The arrest came after the government of Ecuador withdrew the asylum it had given Assange. The cat, which according to NPR is named Michi, was living with Assange at the Ecuadorian embassy in London.