Herald Sun: Swedish minister attacks ‘coward’ Assange, as embassy stand-off continues
A SWEDISH minister has called besieged WikiLeaks’ founder Julian Assange a ”coward”, a ”pitiful wretch” and a ”scumbag”.
Swedish media reports the Minister of Social Affairs Goran Hagglund has fired off a furious Twitter message:
”Sick. A coward who does not dare to have his case tried by the court. If the accusations against him are true, he is a scumbag.”
There are no charges against Assange. Sweden insists he is wanted only for questioning in relation to sexual assault allegations.
The Twitter outburst was part of an ongoing exchange with Swedish tabloid journalist Niklas Svensson.
Svensson was the journalist who first reported Assange was wanted by Swedish police.
In an interview in the newspaper Expressen yesterday, Minister Hagglund reportedly called Assange a ”pitiful wretch”.
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