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Assange team confident of Appeal Court win

Updated torsdag 17 juli 2014 kl 16.20
Published torsdag 17 juli 2014 kl 13.37
"We don't think we need to bring a fresh case to the court of appeal"
(8:10 min)
Tomas Olsson is one of Julian Assange's Swedish lawyers. Seen here after the District Court decision on Wednesday. Photo: Roger Vikström/TT

The Swedish defence lawyer for Julian Assange says to Radio Sweden his client is prepared to fight all the way, and they are confident of a good result in the Appeal Court.

Yesterday a Stockholm court upheld its detention order on Julian Assange, which means an international warrant for the WikiLeaks founder remains in force and he will, for now at least, remain holed up in the Ecuadorean Embassy in London, where he has been living for two years.

After the verdict George Brandis, the Attorney-General of Assange's native Australia, said the WikiLeaks founder "should be man enough to face the allegations" in Sweden, according to Australian public service broadcaster ABC.

Julian Assange is wanted by police for questioning over alleged molestation and rape.

Speaking to Radio Sweden, Tomas Olsson says: "We still think we have very good legal arguments to get this decision overruled, so we are confident in the result of the appeal. We think the court of appeal can make another decision on the same arguments as the district court."

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