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WikiLeaks founder Assange fumes as Australia tells him to 'man up'

Published on Jul 17, 2014 12:58 PM

SYDNEY (AFP) - WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange on Thursday reacted angrily after Australia's attorney-general said he should be "man enough" to face Swedish sexual assault allegations.

The Australian, who has been holed up in Ecuador's embassy in London for more than two years, lost a court bid on Wednesday to get a Swedish arrest warrant against him scrapped.

Australian Attorney-General George Brandis told ABC radio the 43-year-old should deal with the claims against him.

"I think Mr Assange should be man enough to face the allegations against him of being a sexual predator," he said.

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