“Censorship is for losers,” Julian Assange wrote on Twitter. “Women & men deserve respect. That includes not firing them for politely expressing ideas but rather arguing back.” File photograph: Dominic Lipinski/PA Wire

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Wikileaks founder Julian Assange. Photograph: Lewis Whyld/PA Wire

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