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Sat Apr 13, 2019, 10:39 PM

Good news (from a bad source) - the cat is safe!

https://www.huffpost.com/entry/julian-assange-cat-safe_n_5cb25f2fe4b082aab08688e3

WikiLeaks Says Julian Assange’s Cat Is Safe, Provides Video Evidence
Some good news for those worried about the fate of the WikiLeaks founder’s pet.

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By Hilary Hanson

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“We can confirm that Assange’s cat is safe,” WikiLeaks tweeted Saturday. “Assange asked his lawyers to rescue him from embassy threats in mid-October. They will be reunited in freedom.

The tweet accompanied a video of a cat that indeed looks very much like Assange’s pet, sitting in front of a TV playing footage of Assange’s Thursday arrest.

The cat began living with Assange at the Ecuadorian Embassy in London as a kitten in 2016. Assange told The New Yorker in a 2017 article that the tabby was a gift from his children, though an anonymous source told the outlet that Assange had fabricated that story.

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The cat ― or rather, Assange’s allegedly lax attitude as a pet owner ― was also one purported source of strife between the computer programmer and the embassy, according to an October report from The Guardian.

Following Assange’s arrest, speculation swirled about the cat’s fate. Journalist James Ball tweeted that he had offered to adopt the cat, but the animal had been “reportedly given to a shelter by the Ecuadorian embassy ages ago.”

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But Hanna Jonasson, a member of Assange’s legal team, had tweeted back in November that Ecuador had merely “threatened” to send the cat to a shelter, and that Assange had subsequently given the cat to his lawyers to take to his family.

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I have been concerned about that cat and its good to know he's got a place to live.

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Reply Good news (from a bad source) - the cat is safe! (Original post)
marble falls Saturday OP
democratisphere Saturday #1
TexasTowelie Saturday #3
marble falls Saturday #9
democratisphere Sunday #15
marble falls Saturday #8
Delphinus Sunday #10
Karadeniz Saturday #2
The Velveteen Ocelot Saturday #4
dewsgirl Saturday #6
GemDigger Saturday #5
5X Saturday #7
Adsos Letter Sunday #11
marble falls Sunday #12
The Velveteen Ocelot Sunday #13
Adsos Letter Sunday #17
marble falls Sunday #18
Maru Kitteh Sunday #14
Raine Sunday #16

Response to marble falls (Original post)

Sat Apr 13, 2019, 10:46 PM

1. Glad the cat is OK. Assange not so much.

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Response to democratisphere (Reply #1)

Sat Apr 13, 2019, 10:49 PM

3. Didn't you know that the cat is responsible for everything?

Julian is just one of the cat's minions.

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Response to TexasTowelie (Reply #3)

Sat Apr 13, 2019, 11:45 PM

9. Bad taste in companions, great fashion sense!

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Response to TexasTowelie (Reply #3)

Sun Apr 14, 2019, 02:44 AM

15. drumpf: "If I have told you once, I've told you more than 160 times,

I don't know anything about Wikileaks cat. My very incompetent partner in crime, Wille Barr is handling THAT."

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Response to democratisphere (Reply #1)

Sat Apr 13, 2019, 11:44 PM

8. Assange is a free agent, he's made his bed. That cat doesn't desreve being a football.

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Response to marble falls (Reply #8)

Sun Apr 14, 2019, 12:18 AM

10. Truth! n/t

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Response to marble falls (Original post)

Sat Apr 13, 2019, 10:47 PM

2. The British let their cats out if the home is in a safe place. He's probably enjoying a lovely back

back garden right now.

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Response to marble falls (Original post)

Sat Apr 13, 2019, 10:53 PM

4. I like his ties.

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Response to The Velveteen Ocelot (Reply #4)

Sat Apr 13, 2019, 11:36 PM

6. Me too.

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Response to marble falls (Original post)

Sat Apr 13, 2019, 11:04 PM

5. The cat may be free but freedom for Assange is looking

pretty shitty.

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Response to marble falls (Original post)

Sat Apr 13, 2019, 11:40 PM

7. i was much more worried about the cat...

and i didn't know he had a cat

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Response to marble falls (Original post)

Sun Apr 14, 2019, 12:53 AM

11. Is he talking?

We need some answers.








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Response to Adsos Letter (Reply #11)

Sun Apr 14, 2019, 01:43 AM

12. Not yet, but he's hired a lawyer and a literary agent to market his journal.

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Response to marble falls (Reply #12)

Sun Apr 14, 2019, 02:10 AM

13. The cat or Assange?

I'd be more interested in what the cat has to say.

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Response to The Velveteen Ocelot (Reply #13)

Sun Apr 14, 2019, 04:20 AM

17. That's what I meant.

My lame attempt at humor.

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Response to The Velveteen Ocelot (Reply #13)

Sun Apr 14, 2019, 08:54 AM

18. We've been talking about the cat. Screw Assange.

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Response to marble falls (Original post)

Sun Apr 14, 2019, 02:37 AM

14. The cat was the first thought through my head when I heard the news.

Very good to know.

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Response to marble falls (Original post)

Sun Apr 14, 2019, 03:37 AM

16. Thanks for this info

I've been worried about the cat, sure hope this is true.

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